Women's Christian Temperance Union Fountain - 1904 - Orange, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 35.452 W 072° 18.588
18T E 720729 N 4718891
Quick Description: A dated Women's Christian Temperance Union Fountain is located on the northwest corner of East Main and North Main Streets in Orange, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 8/6/2017 4:33:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMWB2K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
Views: 2

Long Description:

Late in the 19th and early in the 20th centuries the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) encouraged their chapters to place drinking fountains in public places to encourage men to drink water and avoid alcohol. A number of these drinking fountains are still in place today.

This Women's Christian Temperance Union Fountain is located in the downtown section of Orange, MA. The 7' high by 4' square fountain is built of rough cut granite blocks and a pyramidal roof supported by four polished red granite columns. The fountain has been fitted with two modern water spigots. Polished red granite dadoes below the roof are inscribed (counter-clockwise from the west side):

WOMAN'S
CHRISTIAN
TEMPERANCE
UNION

Below the columns on the east side inscribed TEMPERANCE is the date 1904 inscribed in raised numbers.

Year built or dedicated as indicated on the structure or plaque: 1904

Website (if available): [Web Link]

Full Inscription (unless noted above): Not listed

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