Drexel Fountain - by Henry Manger
1881-82 / Restored
Believed to be one of the earliest monuments in the city.
The four-sided statue is decorated with Neptune and harvest Goddess figure.
Upon an elaborate pedestal is the life-size sculpture of Francis M. Drexel..
"A Philadelphia broker and banker who, although may have never set his foot in Chicago, donated a wide driveway through land he owned here with the understanding that it was to be used as a boulevard bearing his name. His sons Francis A. and Anthony Drexel erected a statue in their father's memory."
Life-size sculpture of Francis M. Drexel