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The Horse Fountain

artist unknown
1892

Fort Worth /  The Horse Fountain   Fort Worth /  The Horse Fountain

Description

Sculpture of a horse on a octagonal granite base in a circular basin.

Inscription(s)

West side South side East side North side
ERECTED
BY
the woman's humane
association

Mrs. Drew Pruitt, Pres.
1892
in honor of my maternal grandfather
samuel benton cantey
1861 1924
who watered his horse at this fountain
pioneer attorney at law
and
founder of the
cantey & hanger law firm

anna melissa hogsett gordon
w.k. gordon, jr. foundation

in honor of my paternal grandfather
judge
jonathan young hogsett
1843 1909
who watered his horse at this fountain
state legislator and
author of the
charter of
the city of fort worth

anna melissa hogsett gordon
w.k. gordon, jr. foundation

THE HORSE FOUNTAIN
rededicated june 4, 1999

Tom Vandergriff, County Judge
Dionne Bagsby, Pct. 1   B. Glen Whitley, Pct. 3
Marti VanRavenswaay, Pct. 2   J.D. Johnson, Pct. 4

Reconstruction Committee:
Judge Tom Vandergriff   Lesbia Roberts
William S. Davis   G.K. Maenius
Billy Sills   Howard McPeak
Duane Gage   Ruby Schmidt
Judge Patrick W. Ferchill   Martine Harrison Gorski
Marguerite Coburn – who saved the horse
Architect – Arthur W. Weinman, A.I.A.

AUI – General Contractor
Fenimore-Blythe, Inc. – Masonry Contractor
Generous Donations for Reconstruction:
The School Children of Tarrant County
for the horse named "Penny's Worth"
Mrs. W.K. Gordon, Jr.

Southeast side:

Gude masters, a'his weel earned due
Ye humble beastie gie;
Justice an' mercy's blessings flow
Nae less for him than ye?

Annotation

The sculpture was completely refurbished in 1999.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

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Locatie (N 32°45'27" - W 97°19'56") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: ustx25; Photograph: 8 October 2010
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