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    Swann Memorial Fountain (The Fountain of Three Rivers)

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    N. 19th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Logan Square Philadelphia PA

    Artist: Alexander Stirling Calder
    Installation: 1924
    Materials: bronze, granite
    Council District: 5

    Created from a collaborative effort of artist Alexander Stirling Calder (1870-1945) and architect Wilson Eyre Jr. (1858-1944,) Swann Fountain was created as memorial to Dr. Wilson Cary Swann, the founder of the Philadelphia Fountain Society. Three reclining figures circle the center of the fountain and represent Philadelphia's 3 main waterways: the Delaware (a figure of a man) the Schuylkill (figure of a woman) and the Wissahickon (the figure of a girl.) The main water jet shoots up to 50 feet, while surrounding animal sculptures placed around the fountain, frogs, turtles, each shoot water towards the center.

    Events at Swann Memorial Fountain (The Fountain of Three Rivers)
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    Swann Memorial Fountain
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    "Public Art in Focus" Night Photography Workshop with Josh Brilliant
    Association for Public Art
    September 14th, 2016
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