Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Richthofen Monument - Denver, Colorado, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 39° 44.019 W 104° 54.478
13S E 507886 N 4398199
Quick Description: The community honored the memory of Baron Von Righthofen with this fountain, urn and words.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 1/30/2013 8:57:58 AM
Waymark Code: WMG8VN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:
The monument reads:

"He prayeth well, who loveth well, both man and bird and beast"

This line is from the poem, 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner' by an unknown source. The entire text of the poem (visual and audio) may be found at (visit link) .

About the monument:

Built in honor of Baron Walter Von Richthofen as a watering fountain, not a decorative fountain but to actually provide drinking water for horses and people. The large opening on the street side of it held water for animals and on the other side, there was a drinking fountain for people.

The monument is situated in a small park at the corner of Oneida Street and Richthofen Parkway and embellished so as to provide a distinctive entryway to the Montclair neighborhood. The designer of the circa 1900 park is not known; however, Harlan Thomas designed the monument itself.

After the widowed Baroness Louise von Richthofen died in Denver in 1934, her ashes are interred beside the Richthofen monument. But, as the monument reminds us, The Soul Has Migrated.
Address:
Richthofen Pkwy. at Oneida St. Denver, CO USA


Website: [Web Link]

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