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Al Hayne Memorial Fountain

Alfred Symmons Hayne
London 1849 - Fort Worth 1890
civil engineer
Evaline Sellors & Lloyd Bowman
1893/1934

Fort Worth /  Al Hayne Memorial Fountain   Fort Worth /  Al Hayne Memorial Fountain

Description

Bronze bust of Hayne within a sandstone cupola supported by red granite columns. The front of the cupola has a relief decoration depicting the head and wings of an angel. The base of the monument has a tiered fountain structure with a circular basin.

Inscription(s)

in honor
of the hero of the spring palace fire
AL HAYNE
who, unselfish as brave,
died that others might live.
Most noble is that fame which rests upon
Heroic deeds of love and sacrifice
MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN

erected by the public under the aus-
pices of the woman's humane association
1893


relief depicting the Texas Spring Palace
ALFRED S. HAYNE
Aug, 1, 1849 — May, 31, 1890.
london england   ft. worth texas.

Relief depicting the Texas Spring Palace

Information Sign

Marker of the Texas Historical Commission (which is missing):
TEXAS SPRING PALACE
following a suggestion by general r.a.cameron,
an officer of the fort worth & denver railway,
city promoters developed the idea of an annual exhibition
for the display of texas agricultural products.
in 1889 they constructed the texas spring palace
near this site to house the exhibits, designed by the
fort worth firm of armstrong and messer, it was a
two-story wooden structure featuring influences
of oriental and moorish styles. women's groups added
ornamentation using flowers, seeds, and grasses.
on the evening of may 30, 1890, during the second
season of the exhibition, a fire swept through the
spring palace, completely destroying the structure.
a number of people who crowded the building at
the time had to leap from the second floor to escape
the flames. alfred s. hayne (b.1849), a native of england,
returned to the burning palace to help others who
were still trapped inside. the only fatality of the
fire, he died the next day of burns suffered in the
rescue effort. in 1893 the women's humane association
dedicated a monument near this site in memory of
his heroism and courage.

efforts to rebuild the texas spring palace failed
because of economic problems in the panic of 1893.
(1980)

Annotation

´╗┐The monument honors Alfred Symmons Hayne, who died from injuries sustained while rescuing a woman from a fire at the Texas Spring Palace on May 30, 1890 - an exhibition hall that stood at this location from 1889. The original marble bust of Hayne (by Lloyd Bowman or Lloyd Brown, a self-taught local artist) was replaced in 1934 with a bronze bust by Evaline Sellors. The monument was dedicated in honor of Al Hayne by the Women's Humane Association and was placed on the site of the destroyed Texas Spring Palace, which was never rebuilt.

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Locatie (N 32°44'46" - W 97°19'34") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: ustx44; Photograph: 10 October 2010
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