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Near Calabasas in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Park Moderne Fountain

City of Calabasas Historic Landmark

 
 
Park Moderne Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 26, 2020
1. Park Moderne Fountain Marker
Inscription.  
Designed by the architect Jock Peters, the Park Moderne Fountain is the only remaining fountain constructed as part of the artists colony known as Park Moderne — a residential subdivision created in 1927 with 174 lots. The Art Deco era fountain rises 8-feet tall and sits within a rectangular basin. Made of multicolored concrete and inset glass, the fountain was designed in a terraced pyramid shape. The fountain is one of the only physical landmarks within the Park Moderne development which remains in an unaltered, original condition.

In the late 1970s, the Calabasas Historical Society was founded largely due to interest in the history of Park Moderne and fear of its potential demise. The Society's efforts to preserve the Park Moderne Fountain have enabled the fountain to survive as an important local historical landmark.
 
Erected 2020 by City of Calabasas. (Marker Number 6.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 34° 8.502′ 
Park Moderne Fountain and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 26, 2020
2. Park Moderne Fountain and Marker
The marker is on the right.
N, 118° 37.761′ W. Marker is near Calabasas, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Black Bird Way 0.1 miles south of Blue Bird Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4041 Black Bird Way, Calabasas CA 91302, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Bird Path (here, next to this marker); Masson House (approx. half a mile away); The Rouse Residence (approx. one mile away); Plummer House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Leonis Adobe (approx. 1.3 miles away); Shadow Ranch (approx. 3.7 miles away); Van Dekker House (approx. 3.9 miles away); Historic Coast Redwood Grove (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calabasas.
 
Also see . . .  City of Calabasas Historic Landmarks. (Submitted on September 28, 2020.)
 
Park Moderne, Est. 1931 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 26, 2020
3. Park Moderne, Est. 1931
Restored by Calabasas Historical Society, November 1983.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 28, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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Feb. 26, 2021