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Dupont Circle Fountain

Posted by on April 1, 2016
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 fountain by the co-creators of a larger structure--the Lincoln Memorial. It was unprecedented  in Washington D.C. to have a monument to an individual removed and replaced by a fountain. The third photo is dated 1920 Dupont_Circle_1900Dupont_Circle_bicyclesDupontCirConstr1920Dup

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