Fountain Square tour

We were given a tour of Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati and got to go underneath the fountain and up inside; great to see this Cincinnati icon in a brand new way.

Many thanks to our City of Cincinnati hosts Don Eckhoff, Danny Lawson, and Earl Taggart for the tour, and to Joel Koopman for setting it up. They even gave us “fountain restoration keychains” for our project car!  (The fountain was made in Munich, Germany, in 1871 and our “Roundie” project car was made in Munich 100 years later—which is how we got the name Fountain Square Roundie.)

Video of our tour:

Fountain Square tour

We were given a tour of Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati and got to go underneath the fountain and up inside; great to see this Cincinnati icon in a brand new way. Many thanks to our City of Cincinnati hosts Don Eckhoff, Danny Lawson, and Earl Taggart for the tour, and to Joel Koopman for setting it up. (The fountain was made in Munich, Germany, in 1871 and our “Roundie” project car was made in Munich 100 years later—which is how we got the name Fountain Square Roundie.) Photographs from the tour: https://www.facebook.com/pg/FountainSquareRoundie/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2259017107669979 And here’s a good “behind the scenes” fountain video from a local news station in 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33j0RZ1FlD4

Posted by Fountain Square Roundie on Friday, February 22, 2019

(Here’s another “behind the scenes” video of the fountain from a local news station.)

Thanks to Michael Wilson for most of the below photographs.

Fountain Square, backside of fountain
Listening to stories about the fountain (see video)
fountain base
exterior detail
Exterior detail. We later stood inside the fountain, behind this panel.
“Munich” detail
About to go underneath
Underneath the fountain. Many thanks to our City of Cincinnati hosts (left to right) Don Eckhoff, Danny Lawson, and Earl Taggart for the tour, and to Joel Koopman (not pictured) for setting it up.
Fountain Square is the city square; the fountain is the Tyler Davidson Fountain or The Genius of Water.
“The Genius of Water” is one of our favorite songs by the Cincinnati band Over the Rhine.
plumbing detail
washing the coins
The Museum of Found Items
cold day
Eric and Sarah inside the fountain
backside of a fountain panel
We gave them a Fountain Square Roundie logo magnet…
…and they gave us souvenir keychains from the fountain’s restoration!
from the summer of 2017

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