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Prescott in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Historic Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza Fountain

 
 
The Historic Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 2, 2019
1. The Historic Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza Fountain Marker
Inscription.  Arriving from New York on July 13, 1910, "Lady Ermintrude" graced the Courthouse Plaza for more than 60 years. Over time, the fountain began showing signs of wear and, in 1976, was removed and placed in storage at the Sharlot Hall Museum.

In 2016, as the Centennial of the laying of the cornerstone for the Courthouse was approaching, Yavapai County Supervisor Rowie Simmons and Facility Director Ken Van Keuren discovered the surviving components and the restoration process began. The County commissioned Robinson Iron, a foundry in Alabama that had the original patterns, and the missing and broken pieces of the fountain pedestal were restored. The Facilities team repaired the basin and reinstalled "Lady Ermintrude" to elegantly stand on the Plaza just as she did in 1910. A rededication ceremony was held on June 29, 2019.

This restoration was funded by Yavapai County and the generous contributions of Nancy and Pat O'Brien
 
Erected 2018.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks.
 
Location. 34° 32.486′ 
The Historic Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 2, 2019
2. The Historic Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza Fountain Marker
Fountain and marker is to the right
N, 112° 28.147′ W. Marker is in Prescott, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Cortez street and West Hurley street. Located in courthouse square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prescott AZ 86303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Statehood Tree / Centennial Witness Tree (a few steps from this marker); Site of Territorial Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Solon Hannibal Borglum America's First Cowboy Sculptor (within shouting distance of this marker); Bashford Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Knights of Pythias Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza Bandstand (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bank of Arizona and the Electric Buildings (within shouting distance of this marker); Prescott National Bank (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prescott.
 
Also see . . .  Yavapai County. (Submitted on July 4, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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