Brewer Fountain

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Brewer Fountain
One of many stereoscopic images of the fountain

Brewer Fountain stands near the corner of Park and Tremont Streets in Boston, Massachusetts, by Park Street Station. The 22-foot-tall (6.7 m), 15,000-pound (6,800 kg) bronze fountain, cast in Paris, was a gift to the city by Gardner Brewer. It began to function for the first time on June 3, 1868. It is a copy of the original, featured at the 1855 Paris World Fair, designed by French artist Michel Joseph Napoléon Liénard.[1]

At least sixteen other copies exist, including one on Av. Cordoba y Cerrito in Buenos Aires and in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.[2][3] The fountain is decorated with the figures of Neptune, Amphitrite (Neptune's wife), and Acis and Galatea, a couple from Greek mythology.[4] It fell into disrepair and finally stopped functioning entirely in 2003. A major repair project began in 2009.[5] After a year-long $640,000 off-site restoration led by sculpture conservator Joshua Craine of Daedalus Inc., it was re-dedicated on May 26, 2010.[6]

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Coordinates: 42°21′22″N 71°03′47″W / 42.35619°N 71.06310°W / 42.35619; -71.06310