Probasco Fountain

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Not to be confused with the Tyler Davidson Fountain.
Probasco Fountain
ProbascoFountain.jpg
Southern side of the fountain
Probasco Fountain is located in Ohio
Probasco Fountain
Location Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Coordinates 39°9′2″N 84°31′7″W / 39.15056°N 84.51861°W / 39.15056; -84.51861Coordinates: 39°9′2″N 84°31′7″W / 39.15056°N 84.51861°W / 39.15056; -84.51861
Area 0 acres (0 ha)
Built 1887
Architect Samuel Hannaford & Sons
Governing body Private
Part of Clifton Avenue Historic District (#78002074)
MPS Samuel Hannaford and Sons TR in Hamilton County
NRHP Reference # 80003077[1]
Added to NRHP March 3, 1980

The Probasco Fountain is a large fountain in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. Built of bronze on a base of granite,[2]:8 the fountain was constructed in 1887 according to a design by Samuel Hannaford.[1]

The fountain is named for its donor, Henry Probasco, a Cincinnati resident who also gave the city the Tyler Davidson Fountain. Built as a drinking fountain for the residents of the surrounding neighborhood of Clifton, it is composed of four separate drinking basins: one each for humans, horses, dogs, and birds. Measuring 10 feet (3.0 m) high, the fountain is composed of a central column that is crowned with a piece shaped like the cap of a mushroom.[3]

Located along Clifton Avenue near that street's intersection with Woolper Avenue, the Probasco Fountain is a contributing property to the Clifton Avenue Historic District,[2]:8 which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1980, the fountain itself was added to the Register,[1] along with dozens of other buildings designed by Samuel Hannaford in Cincinnati and other parts of Hamilton County.[2]:3 The fountain is to be restored and moved 7 12 feet (2.3 m) to the west and 2 feet (0.61 m) to the north in the 2010s.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b c Gordon, Stephen C., and Elisabeth H. Tuttle. National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Samuel Hannaford & Sons Thematic Resources. National Park Service, 1978-12-11. Accessed 2010-09-30.
  3. ^ Owen, Lorrie K., ed. Dictionary of Ohio Historic Places. Vol. 1. St. Clair Shores: Somerset, 1999, 654.
  4. ^ http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20130527/NEWS10/305270014/Clifton-Ave-fountain-restoration-planned