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This is the famous Depew Memorial Fountain, a freestanding structure located in the University Park in the downtown area. It was commissioned in memory of Dr. Richard Depew after his death in 1887 by his wife Emma, who died in 1913. Designed by Karl Bitter, who tragically died in a traffic accident in 1915, it was completed in 1919 by Alexander Stirling Calder, who completed the figures. The fountain is comprised of these various bronze figures situated on a five-tier Stony Creek pink granite base. The figures depict eight dancing children, a woman dancing on the top with cymbals, and fish. Its setting, University Park, was designed in 1914 by George Edward Kessler.

Apparently, in June, 2011, the original dedicatory bronze plaque was stolen and remained missing, but it was apparently recovered in May, 2019, and was restored to its original location in the north side of the fountain.

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  • Copyright: Terez Anon (terez93) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 92 W: 78 N: 1218] (2136)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2019-05-00
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2021-08-21 3:16
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