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Fountain Square

In 1860, Tyler Davidson and Henry Probasco first discussed the idea of presenting to the people of Cincinnati a fountain - an
object of beauty and utility to the city where the brothers-in-law, partners and close friends made their fortune in the
hardware business. But Davidson died in 1865 before any specific plans could be made. Probasco sold their business and
chose to pursue the purchase of a fountain as a practical use to the people and a memorial to Davidson. Probasco traveled
Europe in search of a fountain that bore no mythological intent or conventional design. When Probasco came upon the
Royal Foundry of Bavaria, at Munich, Ferdinand Von Miller introduced to him the drawings by August Von Kreling. Von
Kreling's design depicted people in everyday pursuits enjoying the many blessings and uses of water. Probasco placed the
order for the fountain. After three years of casting, it was dedicated on October 6, 1871 in lavish ceremonies on Probasco
Place - later named Fountain Square.

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