Charles Hovey Fountain - Portsmouth, NH
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N 43° 04.643 W 070° 45.146
19T E 357339 N 4770898
Located in Portsmouth's waterfront Prescott Park.
Waymark Code: WM5BK2
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 12/13/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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"Neptune, Prescott Park, Marcy Street

Neptune was given to the City of Portsmouth by Mrs. Louise Folsom Hovey in memory of her son Charles Emerson Hovey who was killed in the Philippines.

The fountain was first located on the curb near the Post Office. Some years later, Mrs. William W. Howells, the niece of Ensign Hovey, campaigned to have it moved to a more prominent location. In 1974, the proposed site of Prescott Park was accepted.

The original marble base of the fountain proved too damaged by the move to retain, so it was decided to abandon the drinking fountain arrangement in favor of a new circular brick basin which was designed by Portsmouth architect, Chester P. Keefe II.

Artists: Unknown (Italian), sculptor; Allen Frederick Warren, 1888-1961, sculptor; Chester P. Keefe, II, architect.
Materials: Fountain and relief portrait: bronze; Base: Carrara marble; Basin: red brick and painted concrete.
Installation: Fountain dedicated Aug. 14, 1911 or 1912. Relief portrait cast 1918. Fountain relocated 1976. Fountain rededicated July or August 28, 1976."
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