Chicago Architecture Info

The Clarence Buckingham Fountain

Columbus Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Basic Information
Designed by Bennett, Parsons, and Frost
Type Monument
Neighborhood: Grant Park
More Information
  • Width 280 feet
  • Maximum spray height: 115 feet
  • Spray nozzles: 134
  • 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.
  • August 30, 2000: This fountain was named a Chicago landmark.