Memorial Fountain and Statue

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Memorial Fountain and Statue
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Postcard of Fountain, Memorial Square, c. 1921
Memorial Fountain and Statue is located in Pennsylvania
Memorial Fountain and Statue
Location Memorial Sq., Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°56′15″N 77°39′43″W / 39.93750°N 77.66194°W / 39.93750; -77.66194Coordinates: 39°56′15″N 77°39′43″W / 39.93750°N 77.66194°W / 39.93750; -77.66194
Area 0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Built 1878
Built by Fiske, J.W.
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 78002400[1]
Added to NRHP May 19, 1978

Memorial Fountain and Statue are a historic fountain and statue located in Memorial Square at Chambersburg in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. They were installed in 1878, and built of cast iron. The fountain basin is hexagonal and 30 feet in diameter. It features eight flower vases positioned around it. The central shaft is 26 feet high and topped by a turned finial. At the base of the shaft are four cherubs riding dolphins. Water projects from each of the dolphin's mouths. The statue is of a uniformed soldier with rifle, standing 6 feet tall.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. It is included in the Chambersburg Historic District.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Ronald L. Andrews (August 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Memorial Fountain and Statue" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-02-03.