Street Address/Location: City Hall Park
County: New York
Architect/Engineer/Other Responsible Parties: n/a
Historic Use: Celebratory fountain for the Old Croton Aqueduct
Present Use: n/a
Architectural Style: unknown
Period(s) of Construction: 1842
Date of Decommissioning: 1870
Date(s) of Demolition: 1870
Structural System/Materials: Stone, iron
Significant Alterations: Replaced with a fountain by Jacob Wrey Mould, which was installed in City Hall Park in 1871
Brief Architectural Description: The Croton fountain consisted of a circular stone basin one hundred feet in diameter, with a central spout that could shoot water fifty feet into the air and twenty-four subordinate spouts whose direction could be adjusted.
Brief Statement of Historic Significance: The fountains built to celebrate the opening of the Old Croton Aqueduct were some of the most visible elements of the aqueduct for the public, and were very important symbols of the infrastructure system.
Accessibility to Public: n/a
Landmark Status: n/a
Current Interpretation: The NYCDPR has installed a stone on the ground marking the spot where the fountain stood and giving a brief history of the Old Croton Aqueduct.
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