Fountain of Knowledge

Cincinnati Public Library

The Amelia Valerio Weinberg Memorial Fountain is located on the Vine Street Plaza in front of the Main Library. Conceived and executed by former Cincinnati sculptor Michael Frasca, this ornamental fountain was made possible by a bequest from Mrs. Weinberg and was dedicated in 1990. Affectionately known as the “book fountain,” the sculpture features water cascading over a stack of ceramic tile books, representing the free flow of information and ideas through the printed word. The fountain is a popular spot for school groups and tourists.

Book Fountain

 

NEW Public Library of Cincinnati

 

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OLD Demolished Public Library of Cincinnati

Demolished Library

 

Vintage Library

 

http://www.buzzfeed.com/briangalindo/15-gorgeous-photos-of-the-old-cincinnati-library

http://www.messynessychic.com/2014/06/17/seriously-though-how-did-the-most-beautiful-library-in-america-get-demolished/

http://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/main/exhibits.asp

 

The “open book” fountain at the end of Henszlemann Imre utca, in Budapest, Hungary.

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