Iron Mike (fountain)

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Iron Mike
Iron Mike Oregon Il5.jpg
Location Oregon, Ogle County, Illinois, USA
Coordinates 42°00′52.28″N 89°19′58.25″W / 42.0145222°N 89.3328472°W / 42.0145222; -89.3328472Coordinates: 42°00′52.28″N 89°19′58.25″W / 42.0145222°N 89.3328472°W / 42.0145222; -89.3328472
Area Oregon Commercial Historic District
Built 1896
Governing body City of Oregon
Part of Oregon Commercial Historic District (#06000713[1])
Added to NRHP August 16, 2006[1]

Iron Mike is an 1896 cast-iron fountain in the 400 Block of Washington Street in the city of Oregon, Illinois. The multi-tier fountain is set into a matte green concrete base. Iron Mike is four feet tall and three feet wide, at its widest point. The fountain's lowest tier is a pool for pets and reads "Illinois Humane Society." There is a step for children on the south side of the fountain and on the north, street, side, the largest middle tier is made to be accessible to horses. On the rear side of the horse basin is a "bubbler" for adults, it is also reachable by children via the iron step.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ National Register of Historic Places Registration Form, Oregon Commercial Historic District, HAARGIS Database, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Retrieved 30 January 2007.