Amelia Valerio Weinberg Memorial Fountain - Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 39° 06.298 W 084° 30.835
16S E 714969 N 4331367
Quick Description: Fountain featuring a sculpture of several books located in front of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County in Cincinnati.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 2/4/2010 7:06:27 PM
Waymark Code: WM85Z4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member condor1
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Long Description:
"The Amelia Valerio Weinberg Memorial Fountain is located on the Vine Street Plaza in front of the Main Library. Conceived and executed by former Cincinnati sculptor Michael Frasca, this ornamental fountain was made possible by a bequest from Mrs. Weinberg and was dedicated in 1990. Affectionately known as the “book fountain,” the sculpture features water cascading over a stack of ceramic tile books, representing the free flow of information and ideas through the printed word. The fountain is a popular spot for school groups and tourists." ~ Library website
TITLE: Amelia Valerio Weinberg Memorial Fountain

ARTIST(S): Michael Frasca

DATE: 1990. Dedicated Nov. 14, 1990.

MEDIUM: Sculpted and flat ceramic tiles on a concrete base.

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS OH000011

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
800 Vine Street, Entrance plaza
Cincinnati, Ohio


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
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