9th_st_fenceRestoration of the 1818 cast iron fence (including many of its 7,000 individual pickets and 350 fence posts) around Capitol Square was completed in 2009. The fence is the oldest and largest example of a cast iron fence in the United States and is listed with the Department of Historic Resources, the first step in qualifying for National Historic Landmark status for Capitol Square. Donors including the Roller-Bottimore Foundation, Marietta McNeill Morgan and Samuel Tate Morgan, Jr. Foundation, The French Heritage Society and the Commonweath Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution funded the project.