Fountain Square and the Genius of Water: The Heart of Cincinnati

Fountain Square and the Genius of Water: The Heart of Cincinnati

by Gregory Parker Rogers
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions


In 1871, Henry Probasco donated the Tyler Davidson Fountain to the people of the city of Cincinnati in honor of his brother-in-law. Probasco wanted to leave a practical and artistic gift to the city and its residents that had made both men fabulously wealthy. Though it was placed on Fifth Street, away from the central business district, the fountain became a

Overview


In 1871, Henry Probasco donated the Tyler Davidson Fountain to the people of the city of Cincinnati in honor of his brother-in-law. Probasco wanted to leave a practical and artistic gift to the city and its residents that had made both men fabulously wealthy. Though it was placed on Fifth Street, away from the central business district, the fountain became a centerpiece of the city around its boom years, and downtown Cincinnati grew up around the statue. Author Greg Rogers chronicles the history of the fountain and its influence on the landscape and culture of the city.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609492977
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
04/02/2013
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Gregory Parker Rogers is an attorney, writer and historian in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of The History Press's Cincinnati's Hyde Park: A Brief History of a Queen City Gem.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >