Sunday, April 6, 2014

Eli Bates Fountain

Eli Bates Fountain

Eli Bates Fountain

Eli Bates (1806–1881), a wealthy Chicago businessman, bequeathed money for a decorative fountain in Lincoln Park. Officially named for its donor, the Eli Bates Fountain, which is also known as Storks at Play, serves as the centerpiece of the formal garden just south of the Lincoln Park Conservatory. Internationally acclaimed artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848–1907) and his assistant Frederick William MacMonnies (1863–1937) collaboratively produced the sculptural fountain.

This post is for A TO Z Challenge, where there will be a post every day in April except Sundays corresponding to each letter of the alphabet.

THEME: "In and around Chicago" - All the pictures in this series are monuments, sculptures and fountains shot at various parks in Chicago. View the entire pictures in this sequence here.


  1. I love fountains, and this one is interesting, but would think with Chicago's awful traffic it might be hard to see. How did you manage a picture when it was turned off? Too bad they didn't hide the pipes, would have been far more attractive.

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