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Boulder County Courthouse Fountain

Renovated in 1998

 
 
Boulder County Courthouse Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 20, 2015
1. Boulder County Courthouse Fountain Marker
Inscription. The fountain was erected in 1936 by the Boulder Lions Club. Its smooth terra cotta cladding and strong vertical lines complement the 1933 Art Deco Style courthouse. The courthouse and fountain were designed by local architect Glen H. Huntington.

(County Seal)

Boulder County Commissioners: Ron Stewart, Jana Mendez, Paul Danish
 
Erected by Boulder County.
 
Location. 40° 1.109′ N, 105° 16.687′ W. Marker is in Boulder, Colorado, in Boulder County. Marker is on Pearl Street near 13th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boulder CO 80302, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Gettysburg Address (a few steps from this marker); White-Davis Mercantile Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); At the Foot of The Slabs (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Holiday Drive-In Marquee 1953 (approx. 3 miles away); The Denver-Boulder Turnpike (approx. 5.9 miles away); Mary Miller Historical Mural (approx. 9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker is located in front of the fountain in front of the Boulder County Courthouse and is most easily
Boulder County Courthouse Fountain and Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 20, 2015
2. Boulder County Courthouse Fountain and Marker - Wide View
The Boulder County Court House's south plaza borders the Pearl Street Mall midway between 13th and 14th Streets. As the plaza's centerpiece, the 1935 Lions Club Fountain visually connects two separate but compatible public realms. On one side is the busy east-west pedestrian thoroughfare lined with late eighteenth and early nineteenth century storefronts. On the other sits the stately, almost severe, Art Deco court house. The fountain bridges these commercial and governmental spaces visually by mimicking the court house's terraced architectural style on a smaller, human scale. Placed amid lush gardens, brick-paved walkways, and irregular lawns, the gleaming white, circular, terra cotta water fountain affords shoppers, county employees, and court house visitors a common area for relaxation or people watching. - History Colorado
found from the Pearl Street Mall between 13th and 14th Streets.
 
Also see . . .  Boulder Lions Club Fountain. History Colorado presents an in-depth article on the history of the Boulder Lions Club Fountain. (Submitted on August 23, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 390 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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