Soon after the Friends organized, neighbor Roger Pacheco told us he had been given the old finial for safe keeping some twenty years ago when the Conservatory underwent a much smaller set of stabilization repairs.  He had been using it as a doorstop in his garage.  We were able to have the old finial replicated in new wood and covered in copper.  A brave man scaled the exterior and gently set the new finial in place in October 2009.

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