Roseburg in Douglas County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
The Hebe Fountain
Numerous Hebe figures used on WCTU fountains throughout the United Stated. The Roseburg Hebe fountain was part of that tradition. Many are still in existence. However on April 3, 1912 a runaway team of horses struck the fountain flinging the statue twenty feet on to the street. The wisdom of replacing the fountain in the same intersection was never resolved, and the statue disappeared.
As part of a Roseburg Town Center historic restoration, Bob Heaton, a local history teacher promoted the replacement of Roseburg's Hebe fountain in newly refurbished Eagles Park, a location under consideration in 1908. In March 2002 the city Park Commission voted to recommend that a replica statue of Hebe be placed in Eagles Park and the Roseburg City Council agreed.
Hebe is a metaphor for youth and thirst. The original sculpture was created by Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844). Thorvaldsen did both Classical and Christian sculpture. The contemporary Hebe sculpture was cast
Location. 43° 12.43′ N, 123° 20.732′ W. Marker is in Roseburg, Oregon, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of SE Lane Ave and SE Jackson St, on the right when traveling south on SE Lane Ave. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roseburg OR 97470, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 'The Blast' Site (approx. ¼ mile away); The Mill-Pine Historic Neighborhood District (approx. ¼ mile away); Douglas County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Courthouse Elm (approx. 0.3 miles away); Welcome to Southern Oregon (approx. 0.3 miles away); Medal of Honor Recipients Moon Tree (approx. 1.7 miles away).
More about this marker. Marker is located in a small plaza known as Eagles Park.
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 17, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.