Monday, June 28, 2010

Independence Square Fountain / Fourth of July Fountain

Independence Square Fountain / Fourth of July Fountain..
Installed: 1902..
Sculptor: Charles J. Mulligan..
Location: Intersection of Douglas and Independence Boulevards...
This was once a fountain..
The 15-foot high granite pedestal, is of the shape of the Liberty Bell. On top is four bronze figure of children. celebrating the Fourth of July.
The work was dedicated on July 4, 1902..

1 comment:

David Hirsch said...

I resided in the area before the second world war. My friends and I spent many pleasant moments congregating by the fountain. Its a pity that the neighborhood has deteriorated to where the fountain is no longer appreciated but apparently has become a source for scrap brass stolen by crackheads, necessitating the high fence enclosure.