The Broadway Fountain features a maiden on a pedestal surrounded by four tritons and was built by the Janes, Kirtland Iron Company of the Bronx, New York. It was designed by J. P. Victor Andre of France and appeared at the Philadelphia Centennial celebration. The Madison I. O. O. F. bought the fountain in 1886 and brought it to Madison and had it erected in the Broadway Park in 1887. By the mid 1970's the fountain was in sad disrepair and a campaign to save it was instituted. Eleftherios Kakadoulias of Athens, Greece and Cincinnati, Ohio did the restoration and in 1980 the reconstituted fountain was again dedicated to the City of Madison and the residents who cared enough to save it. Marie Blanke of Chicago, Illinois paints a picture of the fountain.
Harry Lemen, photographer
Madison Courier; Historical Files
Picture taken 1938
Madison-Jefferson County Public Library
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Photograph taken with Eastman-Kodak Brownie Camera No. 2C model A, using No. 130 film. Resulting negative (2.875in x 4.875in) scanned at 1200 DPI using a Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL. Online jpeg image file saved at 72 DPI 800 to 1000 pixels on long edge.
Additional Item Metadata
Harry Lemen, photographer , "Broadway Fountain," in Harry Lemen Historic Photo Collection, Item #97, http://www.mjcpl.org/photos/items/show/97 (accessed October 31, 2014).