Kempner Park Fountain - Galveston, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
N 29° 17.639 W 094° 47.728
15R E 325603 N 3241894
Quick Description: Inside of Kempner Park closest to Ave N and 27th Street, this fountain survived the 1900 Storm and continues to be a fixture of the local area.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 9/13/2017 12:09:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMWJR5
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Long Description:
"In 1896, a fountain was added at the north end of the property. The fountain was illuminated each night by hundreds of lights and held dozens of varieties of goldfish." (visit link)

It is almost certian that many Galvestonians came to this tree filled park in the early 20th Century.

The fountain head is three tiered, with three basins. Beneath the two lower basins are very detailed bird statues.



Public Notice from the City of Galveston Parks and Recreation Department, dated August 15th, 2016:

Consideration for approval accepting bid to restore/repair the Kempner Park Fountain.

Kempner Park/Garten Verien/Kempner Park Fountain was totally renovated and 1995/96 with a grant from the Kempner Foundation. In April of 2013, McLean Metalworks was hired to create a replica of the current Kempner Park Fountain.

Despite efforts from The Parks and Recreation Department to patch and repair numerous small leaks and cracks of the fountain at Kempner park over the years, there is currently a large leak and growing cracks in the base / pool area of it. This is currently causing water to excessively leak underneath the structure.

This link is to a .pdf file:
(visit link)

The water seen in the pool area is rain water.
Setting: Outside

Place: Kemper Park

Use: Historic Ornamental Display

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