OOS Sculpture

Dolphin Fountain

circa 1935 / Arthur Cox & George Carruth / Toledo

Dolphin Fountain Closeup.JPG

This limestone fountain is built into a wall in the plaza and depicts an old-style dolphin with long, sinuous tail and open mouth. The fountain was originally carved by Arthur Cox and was later restored in 1998 by local artisan George Carruth.

Location: Toledo Zoo & Aquarium, 2 Hippo Way

County

: Lucas

Tags

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Citation

: Arthur Cox and George Carruth, “Dolphin Fountain,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed October 17, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/2077.

Title

Dolphin Fountain

Description

This limestone fountain is built into a wall in the plaza and depicts an old-style dolphin with long, sinuous tail and open mouth. The fountain was originally carved by Arthur Cox and was later restored in 1998 by local artisan George Carruth.

Date

circa 1935

Subject

Source

Personal communication with the zoo's Educational Coordinator, Mitchell Magdich, June 22, 2021.

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Type

Identifier

2077

Location City

Location County

Location Notes

Skeldon Plaza

Location Site

Location Street

2 Hippo Way

Location Type

Artist Notes

WPA Artisan

Materials

Inscription

The plaque to the right reads:
"Dolphin Fountain"/
"Circa 1935"/
"Sculpted by Arthur Cox"/
"Restored 1998 by George Carruth"