Cherry Hill Fountain


 

This ornate fountain is the crowning centerpiece of a circular concourse at the crest of Cherry Hill. The circle was designed as a scenic turn-around for carriages, and the Victorian fountain as a watering trough for horses.

The fountain's water flows from eight small flowers into a circle of bowls, spilling into a rounded granite skirt before falling into a sculpted bluestone basin inset with Minton tiles. Designed by Jacob Wrey Mould, the architect responsible for the ornamental details of nearby Bethesda Terrace, the fountain is topped with an ornamental finial and eight frosted glass globes for lighting.

For years the fountain ran dry until, in 1998, the Conservancy restored the piece and the water flowed again. Today, Cherry Hill Fountain is a popular destination for photography and film.

 

Location

Mid-Park at 72nd Street west of Bethesda Terrace.

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