Burnett Memorial Fountain

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Burnett Memorial Fountain
Burnett Memorial Fountain.jpg
The fountain in 2014
LocationNew York City, New York, U.S.
Coordinates40°47′35″N 73°57′10″W / 40.793056°N 73.952778°W / 40.793056; -73.952778Coordinates: 40°47′35″N 73°57′10″W / 40.793056°N 73.952778°W / 40.793056; -73.952778

Frances Hodgson Burnett Memorial Fountain,[1] located near Fifth Avenue and the Museum of the City of New York in Manhattan's Central Park, is an outdoor bronze sculpture and fountain which serves as a memorial to Burnett, the author of several literary classics including The Secret Garden and Little Lord Fauntleroy.[2] Created by sculptor Bessie Potter Vonnoh in 1936 and dedicated on May 28, 1937 by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia,[2] it depicts Mary and Dickon from The Secret Garden.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Conservatory Garden". Central Park Conservancy. Retrieved June 16, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Central Park: Burnett Memorial Fountain". New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Retrieved June 16, 2014.

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