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Dodge Fountain

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Identification

Dodge Fountain
Horace E. Dodge and Son Memorial Fountain
256993

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Structure in General

fountain
existing [completed]
modernism

Usages

ornament

Facts

  • The stainless steel fountain is composed of two legs topped by a ring to the height of 30 feet above a circular, black granite pool.
  • The fountain has a very intricate and computerized lighting and nozzle functions, which can create countless different configurations.
  • Anna Thompson Dodge, the wife of the late Horace Dodge, an auto pioneer, gave the city $1,000,000 towards the construction of a fountain in the memory of her late husband and son.
  • The fountain contains 300 jets and 300 lights.
  • The configurations of the nozzles, and the lights during the night, are dependent upon temperature.

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Location

Atwater Street
Woodward Avenue at Jefferson Avenue, Foot of Woodward
48226
Hart Plaza
Downtown
Detroit
Michigan
U.S.A.

Technical Data

1975
1981
$20,668,325

Involved Companies

Smith, Hinchman & Grylls

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