Flagler Fountain - St. Augustine, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 29° 53.546 W 081° 18.884
17R E 469611 N 3306907
Quick Description: This lovely fountain is located in the courtyard of Flagler College, originally the Ponce de Leon Hotel, in historic St. Augustine, Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 1/16/2012 5:21:25 AM
Waymark Code: WMDH5M
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 11

Long Description:
In the center of the courtyard at Flagler College is this round fountain, which is surrounded by a circular walkway. Around the edge of the fountain are terra cotta frogs spouting water toward the center of the pool. In the center of the fountain is a tall, terra cotta column with four turtles at its base; the turtles are spouting water outward into the basin.

The Smithsonian Art Inventory Catalog describes the fountain as follows:

"A fountain consisting of a sphere mounted on a scrolled column-like section that comes out of a bowl. The sphere sprays water into the bowl which is mounted on a short pedestal and is placed in the middle of a circular basin. There are turtles standing in the basin next to the pedestal, and frogs sit on the rim of the basin. All animals are spouting water into the basin."

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TITLE: Flagler Fountain

ARTIST(S): Unknown

DATE: Installed 1888

MEDIUM: Poured terra cotta and mosaic

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS FL000551

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

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
Flagler College, Main courtyard, 74 King Street St. Augustine, Florida 32084


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
None noted.


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