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Mission Hills in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

This Fountain

Brand Park

 
 
"This Fountain" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 28, 2010
1. "This Fountain" Marker
Inscription.  A replica of one in Cordoba, Spain; was built around 1812-1814 and was part of the water system in San Fernando Mission garden.

100 years later this garden was the property of Mr. Leslie C. Brand, who donated a part of it to Los Angeles for a park.

When the Los Angeles Park Department undertook to restore the mission garden in Brand Park, this fountain was presented to Los Angeles by Mr. Brand; it was moved bodily from its former location, a distance of 300 feet, to its present site. July 4, 1922
 
Erected 1922. (Marker Number 150.)
 
Location. 34° 16.343′ N, 118° 27.743′ W. Marker is in Mission Hills, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of San Fernando Mission Boulevard and Columbus Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11088 Columbus Ave, Mission Hills CA 91345, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fray Fermin Francisco de Lasuen, O.F.M. (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mission San Fernando Rey de España
"View of fountain in mission park, mission property at one time" (view from northeast) image. Click for full size.
By Henry F. Withey, March 1936
2. "View of fountain in mission park, mission property at one time" (view from northeast)
This photo, provided courtesy of the Historic American Building Survey, shows the fountain as it appeared in March, 1936. Note the marker is visible, mounted on the outer wall of the fountain basin.
(about 500 feet away); San Fernando Mission (about 600 feet away); Andres Pico Adobe (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ranchito Romulo (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mission Dam (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lopez Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); Father Junipero Serra / Fray Junipero Serra (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mission Hills.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on the east side of the westernmost fountain (there are 2 fountains) in Brand Park, directly across the street from Mission San Fernando.
 
Regarding This Fountain. The fountain was built to provide water to the local community, as part of the mission aqueduct system.

This location is California Historical Landmark No. 150 — Brand Park.

California Historical Landmark Statement of Significance: Brand Park, also called Memory Garden, was given to the city for a park November 4, 1920. It is a part of the original land grant of Mission San Fernando Rey de España, and the colorful and picturesque atmosphere of the early California missions is preserved in Memory Garden.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker
The Fountain today (view from east) image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 28, 2010
3. The Fountain today (view from east)
in the order shown.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 814 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on March 3, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 4, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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