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Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fit for Man and Beast

 
 
Fit for Man and Beast Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 25, 2009
1. Fit for Man and Beast Marker
Inscription. This watering fountain at Broadway and 10th Street represents the last one of several located in each block down Broadway. It is Columbus' oldest public fountain, dating back to the earliest days of the city. Called the Man and Beast fountain, it contains three watering bowls, one at street level for dogs, a large one in the middle for horses, and a medium-sized one near the top for people. Although we no longer go to public fountains to collect drinking water, fountains offer our community an identity and sense of history in our public spaces.
 
Erected 2008 by Historic Columbus Foundation Inc. and Historic Chattahoochee Commission.
 
Location. 32° 27.883′ N, 84° 59.583′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and 10th Street, in the median on Broadway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus GA 31901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pembertonís Drugstores, 1857-69 (within shouting distance of this marker); Nehi and Royal Crown Cola (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Kinfolks' Corner" (about 400 feet away); Ladies Defender
Fit for Man and Beast Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 25, 2009
2. Fit for Man and Beast Marker
(about 500 feet away); Springer Opera House (about 500 feet away); Dr. Thomas H. Brewer (about 500 feet away); Confederate Hospitals (about 500 feet away); W. C. Bradley and Coca-Cola (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
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The Drinking Fountain, "Fit for Man and Beast" image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 25, 2009
3. The Drinking Fountain, "Fit for Man and Beast"
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,642 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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