Buckingham Fountain

Buckingham Fountain is a Chicago Landmark in the center of Grant Park, between Queen's Landing and Ida B. Wells Drive. Dedicated in 1927 and donated to the city by philanthropist Kate S. Buckingham, it is one of the largest fountains in the world. Built in a rococo wedding cake style and inspired by the Latona Fountain at the Palace of Versailles, its desig…
Buckingham Fountain is a Chicago Landmark in the center of Grant Park, between Queen's Landing and Ida B. Wells Drive. Dedicated in 1927 and donated to the city by philanthropist Kate S. Buckingham, it is one of the largest fountains in the world. Built in a rococo wedding cake style and inspired by the Latona Fountain at the Palace of Versailles, its design allegorically represents nearby Lake Michigan. The fountain operates generally from mid-April to mid-October, with regular water shows and evening colored-light shows. During the winter, the fountain is decorated with festival lights.
  • Location: Chicago
  • Area: Downtown Chicago
  • Built: 1927
  • Architect: Bennett, Edward H.; · Lambert, Jacques H.; · Loyau, Marcel Francois
  • Architectural style: Beaux Arts, Art Decomo
  • Part of: Grant Park (ID92001075)
  • Added to NRHP: July 21, 1993
Data from: en.wikipedia.org