Rose Fountain

Rose Fountain (HM290O)

Location: Wills Point, TX 75169 Van Zandt County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 42.541', W 96° 0.475'

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German brothers B. W. and Isaac Edward "Ike" Rose came to nearby Cedar Grove in 1873 and the same year moved to Wills Point, where they opened Rose Dry Goods Store. In 1884, Ike moved to Dallas and was a successful entrepreneur. B. W. remained in Wills Point. In 1916, Ike and Mayor Henry Gilchrist discussed a gift to the city. Ike chose a fountain, not as a memorial, but as a gift of appreciation to a city he loved. The concrete fountain has a circular base with steps, water troughs, vases, and a central column with globe lights and finial. The iconic fountain serves as a gathering spot, a focus for celebrations, and a welcome to the city's historic commercial district.
HM NumberHM290O
Year Placed2011
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 at 7:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 780475 N 3622988
Decimal Degrees32.70901667, -96.00791667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 42.541', W 96° 0.475'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 42' 32.46" N, 96° 0' 28.5" W
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Area Code(s)903
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 138 N 4th St, Wills Point TX 75169, US
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