The Falls Township Board of Supervisors has hired a company to restore a statue in Historic Fallsington. Built about 100 years ago, the Doughboy honors those who served in World War 1.
Located at the southern tip of Yardley Avenue, the limestone statue features a small brick wall, an American Flag, and a plaque.
The Historic Fallsington Information Center states the statue was erecting sometime during prohibition after World War 1.
“At the center of town, the cobbler’s shop, which was the polling place at election time, was moved a couple of miles out of town and a statue of a Doughboy erected in its place.”
Kreilick Conservation, LLC will handle the restoration efforts at a cost of $10,700. It has handled other projects, including the Rocky statue in Philadelphia.
Along with a complete cleaning of the statue and pedestal, Kreilick will consolidate the Doughboy. This process will strengthen the stone for the future. Then, they will steam-clean the brick wall and walkway.