1928 Granite Water Fountain

1928 Granite Water Fountain (HM24BR)

Location: Austin, TX 78701 Travis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 16.474', W 97° 44.341'

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Installed in 1928 over the artesian well, this granite water fountain replaced the circa 1903 cast-iron fountain that once stood east of the Great Walk. Eight spigots on the granite fountain provided abundant access to the mineralized well water, long believed to possess medicinal properties. After more than half a century, the fountain was shut off in 1980 because samples of the artesian water failed to meet more stringent water-quality standards. When the circa 1903 drinking fountain was reproduced and placed above the artesian well site in 1996, the granite fountain was restored, moved here, and connected to the municipal water supply. The light fixture on top was also restored to its original appearance.
HM NumberHM24BR
Placed ByThe State of Texas
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Date Added Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 621287 N 3349883
Decimal Degrees30.27456667, -97.73901667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 16.474', W 97° 44.341'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 16' 28.44" N, 97° 44' 20.46" W
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Area Code(s)512
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 50 Brazos St, Austin TX 78701, US
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