OOS Sculpture

Morris Sharp Memorial Fountain

1906 / Creator Unknown / Washington Court House

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This memorial, originally a public drinking fountain, features a bronze bust of Morris Sharp, a prominent banker and member of the local community. The bust stands atop a granite base, surrounded by 6 columns supporting a dome. While it is no longer a functioning fountain, the base features decorative bronze basins and spouts. The memorial was presented by Mr. Sharp's widow, Madeline Baker Sharp, in 1906.

Location: Fayette County Courthouse, 110 E Court St

County

: Fayette

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Citation

: “Morris Sharp Memorial Fountain,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed September 23, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/2170.

Title

Morris Sharp Memorial Fountain

Description

This memorial, originally a public drinking fountain, features a bronze bust of Morris Sharp, a prominent banker and member of the local community. The bust stands atop a granite base, surrounded by 6 columns supporting a dome. While it is no longer a functioning fountain, the base features decorative bronze basins and spouts. The memorial was presented by Mr. Sharp's widow, Madeline Baker Sharp, in 1906.

Date

1906

Source

Information about this sculpture was generously collected and supplied by members of the The Fayette County Historical Society.

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Type

Identifier

2170

Location City

Location County

Location Notes

southwest corner of the courthouse square, at the corners of Court and Main Streets

Provider Qualifier

Presented by

Provider Entity

Madeline Baker Sharp

Location Street

110 E Court St

Location Type

Installation Date

1906

Materials

Inscription

On plaque affixed to base:
"Presented to/the citizens of/Washington C.H./and/Fayette County, Ohio/by/Madeline Baker Sharp/in memory/of her husband/Morris Sharp/who died Feb. 11, 1905/Erected 1906"