Woman's Christian Temperance Union Fountain (Shenandoah, Iowa)

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Woman's Christian Temperance Union Public Fountain
Woman's Christian Temperance Union Fountain (Shenandoah, Iowa) is located in Iowa
Woman's Christian Temperance Union Fountain (Shenandoah, Iowa)
Woman's Christian Temperance Union Fountain (Shenandoah, Iowa) is located in the US
Woman's Christian Temperance Union Fountain (Shenandoah, Iowa)
Location Clarinda and Sheridan Sts.
Shenandoah, Iowa
Coordinates 40°45′57″N 95°22′19″W / 40.76583°N 95.37194°W / 40.76583; -95.37194Coordinates: 40°45′57″N 95°22′19″W / 40.76583°N 95.37194°W / 40.76583; -95.37194
Area less than one acre
Built 1912
NRHP Reference # 84001293[1]
Added to NRHP September 27, 1984

Woman's Christian Temperance Union Public Fountain (W.C.T.U. Fountain) is a historic temperance fountain at Clarinda and Sheridan Streets in Shenandoah, Iowa, United States.

It was built in 1912 by the Woman's Christian Temperance Union to provide water as an alternative to alcohol consumption.[2] The fountain honored Mrs. Lavina Nichols, the local founder of the Shenandoah WCTU chapter. It cost $500 to install, and features a 4 by 4 feet (1.2 by 1.2 m) base and pedestal that is 7 feet (2.1 m) tall.[2] The sign and column were added ten years later. The fountain was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b James E. Jacobsen. "Woman's Christian Temperance Union Fountain" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-02-10.