Talk:Buckingham Fountain

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I've uploaded two additional images of the Fountain to the Commons, should someone wants to make use of either of them in this article. Kelly Martin 14:21, September 11, 2005 (UTC)

Buckingham Fountain in Chicago, Illinois Buckingham Fountain in Chicago, Illinois

I thought US gallons were bigger than litres?

Unsourced material[edit]

The following is unsourced information:

  • The opening credits of the Fox sitcom Married... with Children feature a shot of Buckingham Fountain. Due to the show's popularity in Japan, the fountain was given the nickname "The Bundy Fountain" by Japanese tourists.
  • The fountain was the official starting point for U.S. Route 66.
  • The fountain has an alarm system, which is monitored from Honeywell Central Station in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
  • There are four statues in the fountain representing the four states that surround Lake Michigan (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin).
  • The fountain was the starting line for The Amazing Race 6.

While this is interesting, we can't use it unless you provide a source. Also, none of this is really trivia, as trivia by its definition is "unimportant information" - it therefore shouldn't be in a trivia section but instead the information should be incorporated into the main article. - Tbsdy lives (talk) 11:31, 19 September 2008 (UTC)


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Conflicting information[edit]

The history section appears to have conflicting information, stating "with sculptures by Jacques Lambert" and "The statues were created by the French sculptor Marcel F. Loyau." Also the sentence "The design of the fountain was based on the Bassin de Latome and modeled after Latona Fountain at Versailles." seems to be repetitive as the Bassin Latona is French for the Latona Fountain. Shsilver (talk) 03:13, 18 September 2009 (UTC)