Chicago, Illinois: The S--t Fountain

One homeowner's bubbly artistic statement about too many pooping dogs in the neighborhood. If you drink from it you are either brave or very thirsty.
Address:
1005 N. Wolcott Ave., Chicago, IL
Directions:
On the east side of N. Wolcott Ave., in front of the second house north of W. Augusta Blvd.
RA Rates:
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The S--t Fountain

Not worth your time. Nowhere to park to get out and see the actual fountain. In a residential neighborhood. I wouldn't recommend it.

[Natasha, 06/08/2013]
The S--t Fountain

Protest art! Whatever the reason for building this monument to canine feces, this water fountain is true tongue-in-cheek humor. At first glance one might think it is merely a neighborhood front stoop waterfall. To appreciate it, you need to get out of your vehicle and take a closer look. The bronze "dog pile" sits atop what appears to be a marble pillar. Water flows quietly and gently over the top creating a lovely ripple effect contrasting starkly with the reproduction canine defecation.

[Jenn B, 07/28/2012]

You are truly an art aficionado.

S--t Fountain The S--t Fountain

I am a local in the Chicago area, and while passing through a West Side neighborhood, I came across a unique fountain, with the name "S--t Fountain" on the side. The fountain was apparently created by a resident who got tired of dogs crapping and nobody cleaning it up, so he built a monument to it.

The fountain serves water, that comes out of the turd, which is a bronze replica of actual dog crap.

[Rick Jaymz, 08/04/2009]

Not Photoshop, it's a real piece of protest art.

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