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Well-Connected: 1906

Well-Connected: 1906

Montgomery, Alabama, circa 1906. "Commerce Street from Court Square." Whose designer would probably be none too pleased with the telephone poles and wires sprouting from his fountain. Our second look at this bustling hub. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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Well, the fountain is still there

Historic Artesian Well

Before this 1885 cast iron fountain arrived, there had long been an artesian well here -- a well photographed site, including the attached 1874 view. The cast iron sculpture was restored in 1984.

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