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Fountain of Time

Posted by on May 1, 2016
The Fountain of Time by Loredo Taft was dedicated in Chicago in 1922. Taft spent fifteen years  on the project and even included himself as one of the figures. The fountain is 125 feet long and contains 100 figures passing before Father Time. It represents the full spectrum of humanity in varying stages of life and includes children, soldiers, kissing couples, etc.  It is the oldest finished piece of art made of concrete in the country. In 1999 a $1.6 million restoration was begun and has yet to be completed. The close up picture is from 1920 and the other is from the 1922 dedication (click to enlarge).  

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