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Richthofen Fountain

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1901, Harlan Thomas. Richthofen Pkwy., Oneida St., and Oneida Pl. (NR)

To refresh beasts of burden and honor Baron Walter von Richthofen, his widow built this fountain of Pikes Peak granite. Later her ashes were interred in a bronze repository in the fountain wall. Besides the name Richthofen, the foundation is inscribed with a line from Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner to emphasize the bucolic nature of Montclair as a model streetcar suburb: “He Prayeth Well Who Loveth Well Both Man and Bird and Beast.”

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Richthofen Fountain", [Denver, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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