Saturday, August 30, 2008
Help Me Locate All Seattle's Vintage Drinking Fountains & Their History
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I have noticed these dark green cast iron drinking fountains all over Seattle. I've stumbled upon about 10 to 12 of them so far, and have photographed 5. I wish to document them all. I have attempted to find out their history, but aside from some archival photos of a few from 1930, I can find no information on when they were adopted for use, if they were a municipal project or started by a community or philanthropic organization. They are apparently maintained by the city's facilities department, as there is a photo of new unpainted ones in their warehouse. If you've spotted one in your neighborhood, know the manufacturer, when they were first installed in Seattle, or who was behind their widespread placement, please let me know. I took this photo of the one on S. Rainier Ave. in the Columbia City neighborhood.
Posted by Kim at 12:00 AM