Cloister Fountain

When we encounter most concrete artifacts, the aggregate recipe used hasn’t changed much since Roman times. However, a small fountain built in the 1930s, hidden in a cloister at Glencairn Museum, is an exception to the rule.

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Catholic Total Abstinence Fountain

Dating from the Centennial Exposition, the Catholic Total Abstinence Fountain was dedicated by a local organization advocating temperance. The fountain originally included 16 drinking fountains to supply Philadelphians with fresh drinking water in lieu of alcohol. The central component of the fountain, a monumental statue of Moses atop a stone mound, and the four surrounding statues and fountain wall were carved in Austria of native Tyrolese marble by German sculptor Herman Kirn. The fountain basin itself and all of the sculpture platforms are constructed of Vermont granite.

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Terrace Fountain

In the early 1900s when a wealthy Cleveland industrialist engaged architect Charles Platt and landscape architect Warren H. Manning to design his new home, the collaboration produced a masterpiece that is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The lakefront estate features classic design elements perfectly in concert with the surrounding landscape and extensive gardens. However beautiful in the summer months, the shores of Lake Erie are an unforgiving environment during the winter, and maintaining the property can be a challenge.

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