Buckingham Fountain


Caption
View of Fountain from Outside of Park
Related person
Edward H. Bennett (was created by)
Date
1927
Location
North and Central America->United States->Illinois->Chicago->Grant Park
Description
"Funded by philanthropist Kate Buckingham in memory of her brother, Buckingham Fountain is one of the nation's finest fountains and a public icon of Chicago. It is the centerpiece of Grant Park, the city's grand 'front yard', and is set within a handsomely landscaped garden, one of the city's finest examples of a Beaux-Arts-style landscape design.
The fountain is distinguished not only for its exquisite decorative details and finely wrought bronze sculpture, but also for its innovative use of technology which creates a dynamic light and water display on a massive scale."
--http://www.cityofchicago.org/Landmarks/B/Buckingham.html
Style/Period
1920s (1920 - 1929)
Beaux-Arts
Material
bronze