Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Buckingham Fountain-Chicago

Officially known as 'Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain'...is one of Chicago's most popular landmarks.

The majestic and historic fountain is one of the largest in the world.
E.H.Bennett designed the Fountain to represent Lake Mishigan with four sea horses, built by Marcel Loyau, to symbolize the four states that touch the lake: Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.

The Fountain is constructed of  Georgia Pink Marble... located at Columbus Drive(301 East) and Congress Parkway(500 South) in Grand Park. Kate Buckingham dedicated the structure to the people of Chicago in 1927 in memory of her late brother, Clarence.

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