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Monday, March 15, 2010

Bowling Green Fountain Square Fountain

Bowling Green Fountain Square Fountain 1

In the center of the town of Bowling Green, KY is Fountain Square, and the center of Fountain Square is this fountain. Fountain Square was dedicated in 1872 with a limestone fountain.

That original fountain soon deteriorated, and a new fountain had to be installed. In 1881, the city leaders purchased this 6,000 pound precast fountain from New York City's J.L. Mott Ironworks for $1,500. The fountain was sculpted by Antonio Canova and for the top of the fountain, he sculpted Hebe, the goddess of youth.

Tomorrow, I'll show some close-up views of the fountain details.

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