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“An Inconspicuous But Important Piece of San Fran”
9 Apr 2018
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Coner of Geary-Market and Kearny Streets, San Francisco, CA
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

This beautiful cast-iron fountain with lion's-head spigots is much more interesting once you know the historical context. It was donated to the city of San Francisco in 1875 by the American actress Lotta Crabtree. Crabtree was one of the the most popular and highest paid...More

3  Thank Bigredmachine
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

This statue has lots of history, but from a strictly aesthetic perspective, it is just ok. If you don't see it when you are in town, you won't be missing anything special. I have seen the hop on-hop off busses go by the statue and...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Tucked away in a part of the old town area is this beautifully designed fountain which was donated to the city. It proved to be an invaluable addition as, after the great earthquake and fires, it was the only source of drinking water.

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Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

Would not go out of my way to see this but as we were heading to Chinatown took a photo. Not much to see.

Thank Geoff Y
Reviewed April 9, 2018

A lovely work of art and a real piece of History. A focal point in a City being ravaged by fire. How many folk gathered here to see if there loved ones were still alive.....I wonder !

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed October 14, 2017

The traditional place where survivors meet on the anniversary of the quake, now just a place to remember. A pleasant fountain and monument on Market Street downtown.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed September 15, 2017

This is a beautiful looking fountain, unfortunately it's at a very busy intersection. I managed to get a quick picture when doing a bus tour. The fountain isn't in use, but more of a memorial from the 1906 Earthquake. If your in the area, it's...More

Thank Cheryl T
Reviewed April 26, 2017

As we were driving in from the airport, we rode by this interesting fountain. I did some research and found it to be called the Lotta’s Fountain. It is located at the intersection of Market Street, where Geary and Kearny Streets connect in downtown San...More

Thank Maggi713
Reviewed April 5, 2017

There is a gathering each year in front of this fountain to mark the anniversary of th 1906 earthquake. It's a handsome fountain in the middle of downtown, a meeting place.

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Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

This beautiful cast-iron fountain with lion's-head spigots is much more interesting once you know the historical context. It was donated to the city of San Francisco in 1875 by the American actress Lotta Crabtree. Crabtree was one of the the most popular and highest paid...More

3  Thank Bigredmachine
Reviewed July 12, 2016

The beautifully restored Lotta’s Fountain was used during the 1906 earthquake and subsequent fires as a meeting point for locals. Over the years, many of the city’s leading political figures have shown up alongside with survivors on the anniversary date to honor and have remembrance...More

Thank FormerCaliBoy
Reviewed May 12, 2016

Ok history buffs - The fountain was commissioned by Lotta Crabtree as a gift to the city of San Francisco. It was dedicated on September 9, 1875. The cast iron fountain served as a meeting point during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and resulting fires,...More

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