Chicago South: Washington Park / Fountain of Time by Lorado Taft

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Fountain of Time – by Lorado Taft

Reflecting pool: Howard Van Doren Shaw

Completed: 1922

Location: Western edge of the Midway Plaisance in the Washington Park.
Washington Park is registered in the National Register of Historic Places, and this sculpture is a contributing feature in this achievement.

Approx. 127 feet length

Made with hollow-cast concrete, reinforced with steel and incorporated pebbles from the Potomac River.
This composite material was an innovation at the time.

Commissioned by the B.F.Ferguson Monument Fund,
to commemorate the first 100 years of peace between the United States and Great Britain, resulting from the Treaty of Ghent in 1814 …

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Fountain of Time - by Lorado Taft

Time goes, you say? Ah no, Alas, time stays, we go” / Fountain of Time – by Lorado Taft

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Inspired by Henry Austin Dobson’s poem, “Paradox of Time”
“Time goes, you say?
Ah no, Alas, time stays, we go”.

 

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Father Time /  Fountain of Time - by Lorado Taft

Father Time / Time goes, you say? Ah no, Alas, time stays, we go” / Fountain of Time – by Lorado Taft

 

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Fountain of Time - by Lorado Taft

Time goes, you say? Ah no, Alas, time stays, we go” / Fountain of Time – by Lorado Taft

 

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Fountain of Time - by Lorado Taft

North end / Fountain of Time – by Lorado Taft

 

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Fountain of Time - by Lorado Taft

North center / Fountain of Time – by Lorado Taft

 

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Fountain of Time - by Lorado Taft

Center / Fountain of Time – by Lorado Taft

 

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Fountain of Time - by Lorado Taft

Center / Fountain of Time – by Lorado Taft

 

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Fountain of Time - by Lorado Taft

Center / Fountain of Time – by Lorado Taft

 

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Fountain of Time - by Lorado Taft

Center / Fountain of Time – by Lorado Taft

 

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Fountain of Time - by Lorado Taft

South center / Fountain of Time – by Lorado Taft

 

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Fountain of Time - by Lorado Taft

South end / Fountain of Time – by Lorado Taft

 

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