December 31, 2007

“The” Fountain

Filed under: Library and Museum, Sculptures, Statues & Art — lessie @ 6:25 pm

“The” fountain. One of those Anderson icons seen often in city fliers and web sites. Most pictures are of the entire fountain, which is quite intricate with multi-levels. Striking. Intriguing. I went up-close because the water is currently cut off for the winter. Hope to return when the weather warms. It is located on the grounds of the Anderson County Museum.

The fountain base indicates it was donated by the Anderson Civic Association in 1905. (Another date on the base is 1904.) I wonder if that organization has morphed into another since then, because I hadn’t heard of it prior. The base also says it is dedicated to the memory of Gen. Robert E. Anderson. In researching General Anderson, of whom Anderson County is named, I found an interesting biography on the Anderson County Museum Web site.

Other pictures and several of my questions about the fountain are here.

Update: I just found a neat article about the restoration of the fountain. Very interesting.



  1. Can we still call it a fountain, if it has no water feature? Just kidding;-)
    It is beautiful!

    Happy New Year!

    Comment by isabella — December 31, 2007 @ 9:29 pm

  2. Best wishes & Happy New Year!

    Comment by Clueless — January 1, 2008 @ 6:11 am

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