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Madison in Jefferson County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

This Fountain

 
 
This Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 26, 2021
1. This Fountain Marker
Inscription.  Was redesigned and cast in bronze by Eleftherios Karkadoulias, Cincinnati, Ohio with funds from the bicentennial citizens of historic Madison Indiana as a gift to the tricentennial citizens and for generations thereafter.
Warren R. Rucker
Mayor
Philip W. McCauley
Chairman

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the The Spirit of ’76, America’s Bicentennial Celebration series list.
 
Location. 38° 44.219′ N, 85° 22.988′ W. Marker is in Madison, Indiana, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Ohio River Scenic Byway) (Indiana Route 56) and Broadway Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street (Ohio River Scenic Byway). Marker is located in the Broadway Street median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison IN 47250, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Madison Farmer's Market (here, next to this marker); Preservation is Primary (a few steps
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from this marker); Broadway Colored School / Broadway Fountain (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Public Library / Chautauqua (about 400 feet away); Madison Historic District (about 500 feet away); Crawford — Whitehead — Ross House (about 600 feet away); Schofield House (about 600 feet away); Washington Fire Co. #2 (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Regarding This Fountain. Broadway Fountain is a contributing property in the Madison Historic District, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and designated a National Historic Landmark. National Register of Historic Places #73000020.
 
Also see . . .  Broadway Fountain. French sculptor J.P.Victor Andre modeled the fountain’s design after either one of the Place-de-la-Concord fountains in Paris or one at London’s Crystal Palace. It consists of three decorated tiered basins approximately 26 feet high and 35 feet across. Cartouches featuring the Odd Fellows symbol of three interconnected links adorn each side of the
This Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 26, 2021
2. This Fountain Marker
(looking north along Broadway Street median • fountain visible in background, 1 block north)
fountain’s octagonal base. Four tritons surround the base, with each creature holding a shell horn that spouts water. A classically robed female figure holding a rod sits atop the highest basin.

As part of the 1976 American bicentennial celebrations held across the country, the City of Madison spearheaded a major restoration effort. The process took nearly three years as Karkadoulias disassembled the fountain and shipped each piece to his Cincinnati studio. There he created wax molds and reconstructed the fountain in bronze, a longer-lasting and sturdier metal. The reproduction fountain was dedicated in 1981. (Submitted on September 6, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Broadway Fountain detail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 26, 2021
3. Broadway Fountain detail
Broadway Fountain image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 26, 2021
4. Broadway Fountain
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 6, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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