Zodiac Fountain

Iwalked Washington D C’s Andrew W Mellon Memorial Fountain aka Zodiac Fountain

By sarah Posted On Feb 6, 2013

Iwalkedaudiotours.com – Located just outside of the front entrance to the National Gallery of Art is a fountain which was installed here in 1952. The Andrew W. Mellon Memorial Fountain is named after the former Secretary of the Treasury (from 1921 to 1932) and was a gift from friends of Mr. Mellon who donated $300,000 for a memorial in his honor. The fountain consists of three tiers of bronze basins that flow into a granite base. Carved within the base are a series of zodiac symbols said to be arranged so that on the vernal equinox (March 21) the sign of Aries aligns with the sun’s light. These symbols have led to the fountain’s nickname as the “Zodiac Fountain.”

  • Website: http://dcmemorials.com/index_indiv0000330.htm
  • Address: Intersection of 4th Street, NW and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
  • Cost: Free

Feb 6, 2013 - Posted by sarah - 3 Comments

3 Responses to “Iwalked Washington D C’s Andrew W Mellon Memorial Fountain aka Zodiac Fountain”

  1. It’s great that you are getting thoughts from this article as well as from our
    argument made at this place.

  2. nike air says:

    Really when someone doesn’t be aware of afterward its up to other viewers that they will help, so here it takes place.

  3. cheap sports jerseys free shipping says:

    cheap spors jersdeys free shipping nike nfl jerseys
    wholesale cheap

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

11 + thirteen =