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Egbert Memorial Fountain - Franklin, PA
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N 41° 23.886 W 079° 49.707
17T E 597934 N 4583613
Quick Description: Multi-tiered fountain was constructed in 1896 in memory of Albert G. Egbert, a local physician and one-time member of Congress.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 12/24/2012 11:42:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMFZN2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 6

Long Description:
Official description:
A three-tiered fountain stands in an octagonal basin. A pair of water nymphs are seated by the fluted stem of the lower bowl. The upper bowl has cherubs which make up its stem. Water spouts from lions' heads which ring the middle basin. Topping the fountain is a full-length figure of Venus standing in a bed of water lilies and pouring water from a jar she holds in her hands.

The fountain is the centerpiece of the city park with nearby benches to enjoy it during warmer months.

The original incriptions of A. G. EGBERT MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN and 1896 have been augmented by two attached brass plaques. On the east side, it reads: "This plaque is in memory of Walter Richards whose interest and dedication led to the restoration of the Egbert Memorial Fountain." On the west end, it says: "Restoration completed by the labors of the Franklin Jaycees with the support of friends and citzenship of Franklin. - May 20, 1979 -"
TITLE: Egbert Memorial Fountain

ARTIST(S): J. W. Fiske Iron Works

DATE: 1896

MEDIUM: Painted cast iron

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS PA001551

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

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
Franklin City Park Franklin, Pennsylvania


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
Repainted since 1995, but now a gray color. See two new brass plaque inscriptions in the Long Description


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