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Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain

Orlando Centennial Fountain

 
 
Orlando Centennial Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, March 31, 2008
1. Orlando Centennial Fountain Marker
Inscription. [Upper Marker]:
Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain
Renamed July 12, 1965
Robert S. Carr, Mayor

[Lower Marker]:
Orlando Centennial Fountain
Constructed by the
Orlando Utilities Commission
R. T. Overstreet, President S. M. Heasley, Vice President Robert S. Carr, Mayor E. L. Brewton, Commissioner A. P. Clark, Commissioner C. H. Stanton, General Manager
October 5, 1957
William C. Pauley, Landscape Architect Black and Associates, Inc., Engineers Peninsula Construction Co, Contractors
 
Erected 1957.
 
Location. 28° 32.555′ N, 81° 22.378′ W. Marker is in Orlando, Florida, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from East Central Boulevard near Lake Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orlando FL 32801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mathew Robinson Marks (a few steps from this marker); Orlando Reeves (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Lest We Forget" (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Soldiers, The Sailors, The Statesmen
Orlando Centennial Fountain and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, March 31, 2008
2. Orlando Centennial Fountain and Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); J. P. Musselwhite & Family (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Cathedral Church of Saint Luke (approx. 0.3 miles away); H. H. Dickson Azalea Park/Washington Street Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orlando.
 
More about this marker. Marker is on the southern edge of Lake Eola in downtown Orlando, up on a shady elevation accessible by bike or on foot. Note that bikes must be dismounted on the path around the lake.
 
Regarding Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain. Linton E. Allen was a banker who had the inspiration for the fountain after a trip to Europe in 1955.
 
Also see . . .  Vintage photos and a brief history of Lake Eola. (Submitted on April 28, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.)
 
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The Fountain viewed facing south image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, March 31, 2008
3. The Fountain viewed facing south
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 2,074 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 27, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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