Sophie Loeb Fountain


Sophie Loeb Fountain in Central Park

 

Originally a drinking fountain dedicated to Ms. Loeb, a writer and social advocate for children, this sculpture stood outside Heckscher Playground. In 1987 it was moved by the Central Park Conservancy to the Levin Playground and refitted as a water play feature. Most visitors are surprised to learn that only a short walk north from the Alice in Wonderland statue by Jose de Creeft at Conservatory Water stands another sculpture featuring Lewis Carroll's famous characters: Alice, the Queen, the Duchess, the Cheshire Cat, the Griffon and the White Rabbit.

Location

East Side at Fith Avenue and 77th Street in the James Michael Levin Playground.

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Details

Sculptor: Frederick George Richard Roth (1872-1944)
Date: 1936
Material: Reinforced Concrete
Donor: City of New York