Cherry Hill (Central Park)

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Cherry Hill Fountain, Central Park

Cherry Hill Fountain is a water fountain in New York City's Central Park. It is located just to the west of Bethesda Fountain, enclosed in a circular plaza in Cherry Hill.

Designed by Jacob Wrey Mould and dedicated in the 1860s, this ornamental structure was originally designed as a watering trough for horses during the 19th century.[1] The fountain consists of a granite dome and sculpted bluestone basin inset with Minton tiles. Crowning this 14-foot high tower are eight frosted round glass lamps and a golden spire.

In 1998, the Central Park Conservancy, along with a gift from Elizabeth and Clement Moore, restored the fountain back to an operable state.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin, Douglas (August 8, 1998). "A Whimsical Fountain Flows Again". The New York Times. Retrieved July 6, 2016. 

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Coordinates: 40°46′28.9″N 73°58′21.7″W / 40.774694°N 73.972694°W / 40.774694; -73.972694