The Clarence Buckingham Fountain in Chicago

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The Clarence Buckingham Fountain

Columbus Drive, Chicago, Illinois, Grant Park 60605
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Quick Facts
  • Width 280 feet
  • Maximum spray height: 115 feet
  • Spray nozzles: 134
  • August 30, 2000: This fountain was named a Chicago landmark.
  • Architect: Edward H. Bennett
  • Architecture firm: Bennett, Parsons, and Frost
  • The bronze sculpture was created by Marcel Francois Loyau.
  • The fountain was a gift to the City of Chicago from Kate Buckingham in honor of her brother, Clarence.
  • The fountain's pump have 515 horsepower.
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