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The Broadway Fountain features a maiden on a pedestal surrounded by four tritons and was built by the Janes, Kirtland Iron Company of the Bronx, New York. It was designed by J. P. Victor Andre of France and appeared at the Philadelphia Centennial celebration. The Madison I. O. O. F. bought the fountain in 1886 and brought it to Madison and had it erected in the Broadway Park in 1887. By the mid 1970's the fountain was in sad disrepair and a campaign to save it was instituted. Eleftherios Kakadoulias of Athens, Greece and Cincinnati, Ohio did the restoration and in 1980 the reconstituted fountain was again dedicated to the City of Madison and the residents who cared enough to save it. Marie Blanke of Chicago, Illinois paints a picture of the fountain.
|Harry Lemen, photographer|