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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Buckingham Fountain

Buckingham Fountain was donated to the City of Chicago by Kate Buckingham in honor of her brother. She left $1,000,000 ($14,000,000 in today’s dollars) for construction and maintenance. It is still one of the largest fountains  in the world with 15,000 gallons per minute flowing  to a height of 50 feet. The fountain contains 1,500,000 … Continue reading »

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Dupont Circle Fountain

The Dupont Fountain sits in a Washington D.C.  traffic circle and was dedicated in 1921 However, it originally was a Civil War memorial honoring Rear Admiral Samuel Francis Dupont. It was installed in 1884 and had only footpaths around it as seen in the 1900 photo (click to enlarge). The monument was replaced by the … Continue reading »

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Forsyth Park Fountain

The fountain in Forsyth Park in Savannah Georgia was built in 1858. There are identical fountains in Cuzco, Peru; Madison, Indiana; and Poughkeepsie, NY – identical because they were purchased from a New York City catalogue for $3,000 each. Forsyth Park’s fountain has survived the Civil War, vandalism, and severe weather in it’s 158-year history. … Continue reading »

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Lotta Crabtree Fountain

The Lotta Crabtree Fountain was a gift to the people of San Francisco in 1875 as a sign of Lotta’s love for the city that so admired her as a vaudevillian during the Gold Rush. She went on to become one of the highest paid female performers  of her time. The fountain is the oldest … Continue reading »

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