Bicentennial fountain

Bicentennial Fountain

The United States Bicentennial Festival Week in Elmhurst culminated with the dedication of the restored Chicago Great Western Railway station and the newly-constructed Bicentennial Fountain on Monday, July 5, 1976. An estimated 2,500 people attended the festivities in Wild Meadows Trace. The plaque reads: THIS FOUNTAIN IS GIVEN BY ELMHURST CITIZENS AND ORGANIZATIONS SO THAT THIS AND FUTURE GENERATIONS MAY SHARE ITS BEAUTY AND TRANQUILITY AND BE REMINDED OF OUR NATIONAL HERITAGE.  DEDICATED ON JULY 5 OF THE BICENTENNIAL YEAR 1976

Elmhurst Public Art Tour
  1. SkyCube by David Wallace Haskins
  2. Bird City Saint by Sentrock
  3. Curl by Tom Waldron
  4. Figure in the Garden by Abbott Pattison
  5. Art from the Heart by John Nester
  6. You Are Beautiful by Matthew Hoffman
  7. Sistine Touch by Bob Emser
  8. Once Upon a Time by Frank Eliscu
  9. Eric Carle Collection
  10. Crashing Waves by Eleanor King Hookham
  11. Be Bold. Be Elmhurst by Rafael Blanco & Andrew Sobel
  12. There Was A Vision by George Melville Smith
  13. Elmhurst University Art Collection, A.C. Buehler Library
  14. Bicentennial Fountain
  15. Millennium Fountain
  16. Portal by Nicole Beck
  17. Steel Globe by Poblocki Sign Company
  18. Color Rain