Friday, September 10, 2010
Postcard Friendship Friday: A fountain
Thank you to our hostess Beth at The Best Hearts are Crunchy for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday. Click on the link to see who else is playing!
This is a postcard of the Snow Memorial Fountain in Brockton Massachusetts. Clearly an old postcard, and clearly a public fountain. It is on the National Register of Historic places and even has a web page! According to the web page:
"The clock which occupies a triangular island at North & East Main streets in Winthrop Square, was given to the city in 1902 by shoe manufacturer & philanthropist George G. Snow. Mr. Snow built the clock and the granite fountain base so that no one in Brockton would go thirsty. It has a horse trough, a bubbler & at the left & right feet of the clock there are little brass effigies of a dog & a cat, with a bowl at foot level for each. The clock was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978."
How wonderful that animals were considered in the building of this fountain.
Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!