Port Townsend in Jefferson County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
The Haller Fountain
The stairs behind the Haller Fountain lead to the historic uptown business district and other sites of interest. At the top of the stairs, visit the Rothschild House State Park Museum and the Bell Tower.
Location. 48° 6.912′ N, 122° 45.43′ W. Marker is in Port Townsend, Washington, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and Taylor Street, on the right when traveling west on Washington Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Townsend WA 98368, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bell Tower (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fire Bell Tower Kuhn Building (about 600 feet away); Historical Marker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Guarding the Entrance to Puget Sound – Coast Artillery Corps (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Crockett Blockhouse (approx. 5.6 miles away); Ebey Blockhouse (approx. 6.4 miles away); Sunnyside (approx. 6.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Port Townsend.
Also see . . . Haller Fountain or Galatea. Page with excellent photograph on the Port Townsend Virtual Art Museum website. “Following its placement at the bottom of the Taylor Street Stairs, a local bar owner by the name of Charlie Lang reputedly placed and trained trout in the pool to jump through hoops. Later on a vehicle, which had driven down the stairs, collided with the statue and sent it into the street. Several paintings over the years obscured some of the finer details. Vandals also damaged the original although most of the missing pieces eventually returned when word got out they were needed for recasting. In 1958 the statue was removed for repairs, totaling 18 months (Submitted on December 7, 2015.)
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