In 1897 at a cost of $52,ooo the city of Parkersburg, West Virginia purchased 42 acres of land for use as a city park. Other land was added later. Citizens of the era didn't like the name chosen for the park. Since 1911 the park has officially been known as and named The City Park. In 1902 a prominent member of the Jackson family bequethed $5,000 for the purchase for the erection of a fountain at the park's main gates. The ornamental water fountain was purchased in New York City by the executor of the Jackson estate while he was on his honeymoon. Except for the lions it is made of case iron metal and represents the Victorian Period of Garden and Design. At one time it was three tiered and stood 30 feet tall. With the top tier removed it presently still stands at an impressive 20 feet.
The fountain stands at the entrance to the park which is across the street from the house in my previous post. I'll just let the rest of the photos speak for themselves.