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The Evangeline Blashfield Fountain

Dedicated May 13, 1919

 
 
The Evangeline Blashfield Fountain plaque image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 30, 2017
1. The Evangeline Blashfield Fountain plaque
Inscription.  
A gift of the Municipal Art Society of New York to the city in honor of
Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield
who sought to beautify public space and provide water for vendors at the open-air marketplace originally on this site.

Edwin H. Blashfield, mosaic
Eli Harvey, sculpture
Charles W. Stoughton, architecture

Restored in 2002 with a grant from Florence D’Urso in memory of her husband, Camillo,
Through the Municipal Art Society’s Adopt-A-Mural program in partnership with the Art Commission of the City of New York and NYC Economic Development Corporation, and with funds from Sheldon M. Gordon
 
Erected 1919 by Municipal Art Society of New York.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkIndustry & CommerceWomen.
 
Location. 40° 45.608′ N, 73° 57.758′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 59th Street west of First Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker
The Evangeline Blashfield Fountain and Mural image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 30, 2017
2. The Evangeline Blashfield Fountain and Mural
is at or near this postal address: Honey Locust Park, New York NY 10022, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Manhattan House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Eglise Française du St. Esprit (approx. 0.4 miles away); Central Synagogue (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ritz Tower (approx. 0.4 miles away); 116 East 55th Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); 131 East 66th Street (approx. half a mile away); Original Statue of Liberty (approx. half a mile away); Theodore Roosevelt Lived Here (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. The ox head mosaic fountain hiding on First Avenue. Ephemeral New York entry. (Submitted on October 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Monument of the Month: Evangeline Blashfield Fountain. Municipal Art Society entry on the fountain's restoration. (Submitted on October 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

3. Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield. Little Compton Women's History Project entry (Submitted on October 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
The Evangeline Blashfield Fountain at Honey Locust Park image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 30, 2017
3. The Evangeline Blashfield Fountain at Honey Locust Park
Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 3, 2019
4. Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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