Friday, October 10, 2014
A Tale of Two Fountains
The Butler-Perozzi Fountain is located near the sycamore grove and across from the bandshell in Lithia Park. It was a memorial gift to the park in 1915 by Gwin Butler and Dominic Perozzi. The fountain was sculpted by Antonio Frilli in Florence, Italy in the early 1900's and completely restored in the 1980's. It is currently undergoing further repair and restoration.
The drinking fountain on Ashland's downtown Plaza has been there since 1927. Ashland for a long time was known for its "Lithia Water", which was reputed to have many healthful benefits. The fountains allow people the opportunity to sample - and if they can get past the mineral-laden taste - drink to their heart's content. (Converting the fountain to a sprayer is generally frowned upon.)
Posted by George McKay at 6:02 PM