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Babylon in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Babylon Village Fountain

 
 
The Babylon Village Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 1, 2016
1. The Babylon Village Fountain Marker
Inscription. On Memorial Day, May 31, 1897, the Babylon Women's Exchange presented the Village with an "enduring memorial" to their charitable work. With the last $400 remaining in the treasury, it was decided to purchase a drinking fountain for man and beast. It stood ten feet tall and stood on the southwest corner of Fire Island Avenue and Main Street. The fate of the fountain is a matter of historic record. It was removed in June of 1917 and replaced on July 4th with the "Liberty Pole", a flagpole that marked the country's entrance into the First World War.

This reproduction stands as a tribute to the work of the Women's Exchange, and all charitable and service organizations in the Babylon Village.

Dedicated Memorial Day, May 30, 2011


Co-Chairpersons
Dr. Christopher Proto Judy Driscoll Skillen

This historic reproduction would would not have been possible without the help and cooperation of the people of Ligonier, Pennsylvania. (Donors names omitted - see photo for details)
 
Erected 2011.
 
Location. 40° 41.768′ N, 73° 19.512′ W. Marker is in Babylon, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Montauk
The Babylon Village Fountain Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 20, 2017
2. The Babylon Village Fountain Marker - Wide View
The marker and fountain are in front of the entrance to the Babylon Village Historical Society Museum.
Highway) and Carll Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Main Street (Montauk Highway). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Babylon NY 11702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Babylon Town Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Babylon's Heros World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Captain Joel Cook Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Babylon World War I Memorial (approx. mile away); Babylon Railroad Company Trolley Route (approx. 0.3 miles away); Porters Landing (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Cuban Giants (approx. 0.3 miles away); Conklin House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Babylon.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. :the fountain and statue in Ligonier, Pennsylvania that served as a model.
 
Also see . . .
1. Babylon Village Museum (Long Island Oddities). A history of the fountain, includes pictures. (Submitted on October 2, 2017.) 

2. Babylon Village Historic Fountain (YouTube, QUE Productions, 4 mins.). Unveiling of the fountain. (Submitted on October 2, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
The Babylon Village Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 1, 2016
3. The Babylon Village Fountain
The Babylon Village Fountain - Fountain Detail image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 20, 2017
4. The Babylon Village Fountain - Fountain Detail
The Babylon Village Fountain - Fountain Detail image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 1, 2016
5. The Babylon Village Fountain - Fountain Detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 1, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   3, 4, 5. submitted on October 2, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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