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The Jacob Wrey Mould Fountain

 
 
The Jacob Wrey Mould Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2007
1. The Jacob Wrey Mould Fountain Marker
The laser-etched artwork has not held up well over the years, and is very slippery when wet.
Inscription.  The original fountain was designed by noted architect Jacob Wrey Mould. It was placed in front of City Hall 1871, two hundred feet northeast of its present location. The fountain remained there until 1920, when it was disassembled and shipped to Crotona Park in the Bronx. In 1999, the granite base of the fountain was returned to City Hall Park. Replicas of the centerpiece, ornate bronze candelabra, and flickering gas lamps were crafted from Mould’s original designs as part of the Park’s restoration.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 40° 42.73′ N, 74° 0.429′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from Park Row. The marker is flat in the pavement near the fountain, which is at the center of the park traverse between Broadway/Park Place and Park Row/Beekman Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10038, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jacob Wrey Mould Fountain 1871-1920 (here, next to this marker); The Federal Post Office 1870-1939 (a few steps from
The Jacob Wrey Mould Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, Unknown
2. The Jacob Wrey Mould Fountain
The original fountain in its original location
this marker); The Croton Fountain 1842-1870 (a few steps from this marker); Mail Street 1875-1939 (within shouting distance of this marker); Canadian Burr Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); New York City Hall Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bridewell 1775-1838 (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty Poles (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The original fountain was replaced by the controversial "Civil Virtue" fountain and sculpture grouping.
 
Also see . . .
1. City Hall Park Fountain. The official NYC Parks description of the fountain. (Submitted on February 19, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Jacob Mould's 1871 City Hall Park Fountain. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on February 20, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
The Jacob Wrey Mould Fountain Marker location image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, February 15, 2019
3. The Jacob Wrey Mould Fountain Marker location
The Jacob Wrey Mould Fountain reconstruction image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, December 1999
4. The Jacob Wrey Mould Fountain reconstruction
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 19, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on February 23, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 19, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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