Chicago Day 5: Centennial Fountain


After lunch, Ben brought us to Centennial Fountain to have a closer look. We saw the hourly water arc from the boat of the Architecture Cruise.

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It was quite a long walk as I recalled.

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The Centennial Fountain was erected for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.

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A side view of the fountain.

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The Centennial Fountain is named after Nicholas J. Melas who was elected in the Board of Commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.

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The above plaque shows the representation of fountain which include Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River, Illinois River, Des Plaines River, Sanitary & Ship Canal, Chicago River, Watershed Divide (top round), Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence Seaway to Atlantic Ocean.

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The water arc.

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