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Humane Society Alliance Fountain (1912)

 
 
Humane Society Alliance Fountain (1912) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 27, 2008
1. Humane Society Alliance Fountain (1912) Marker
Inscription.
One of 125 watering troughs/fountains presented to communities around the U.S. in early 1900's by National Humane Alliance with endowment from Herman Lee Ensign, founder. Minnie Maddern Fiske (1865-1932), actress/activist (husband president of the Alliance) was instigator of campaign to improve lot of workhorses & donated proceeds from her performances to fund these watering troughs. Abbeville's 5-ton fountain, one of the few still in original location, installed as watering trough in 1912. Features ingenious design of water flowing from lions' mouth into basin of polished Maine granite trimmed with bronze - upper bowl for horses & small cups at bottom for cats & dogs.

 
Erected 1912 by National Humane Society Alliance.
 
Location. 34° 10.633′ N, 82° 22.717′ W. Marker is in Abbeville, South Carolina, in Abbeville County. Marker is on County Square (State Highway 20), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in the southeastern corner of County Square, near the intersection of South Main and West Pickens Streers. Marker is in this post office area: Abbeville SC 29620, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abbeville Opera House (1908) (a few steps from this marker);
Humane Society Alliance Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, December 23, 2008
2. Humane Society Alliance Fountain
Plaque reads: "1910 Presented by The National Humane Alliance, Hermon Lee Ensing, founder."
Old Bank Building (ca. 1865) (within shouting distance of this marker); Belmont Inn (1903) (within shouting distance of this marker); Lynching of Anthony Crawford / Racial Violence in South Carolina (within shouting distance of this marker); Abbeville County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); "Big Bob" (within shouting distance of this marker); Abbeville Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Abbeville County Courthouse (1908) (within shouting distance of this marker); The Law Offices of John C. Calhoun (within shouting distance of this marker); Abbeville County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abbeville.
 
Also see . . .  Minnie Maddern Fiske. Minnie Maddern Fiske (Mrs. Fiske) (December 19, 1865 – February 15, 1932), was one of the leading American actresses of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. (Submitted on September 27, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Humane Society Alliance Fountain, Marker, and Visitor's Center (far left) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, December 23, 2008
3. Humane Society Alliance Fountain, Marker, and Visitor's Center (far left)
 
 
Categories. AnimalsMan-Made Features
 
Humane Society Alliance Fountain -<br>Courthouse in Background image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 27, 2008
4. Humane Society Alliance Fountain -
Courthouse in Background
Humane Society Alliance Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 3, 2009
5. Humane Society Alliance Fountain
Minnie Maddern Fiske<br>(1865-1932) image. Click for full size.
By Zaida Ben-Yusuf, 1896
6. Minnie Maddern Fiske
(1865-1932)
Child's Drinking Fountain -<br>Adjacent to Humane Alliance Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, December 23, 2008
7. Child's Drinking Fountain -
Adjacent to Humane Alliance Fountain
Dedicated in memory of Joe Phillips (1946-1956).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,103 times since then and 128 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 27, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on December 27, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on September 27, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on November 14, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   7. submitted on December 27, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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