Pottsville, Pennsylvania: Gargoyle Fountain for HorsesThe wrought iron fence bounding the local Y.W.C.A. includes an old gothic fountain with a basin and gargoyle head spout, originally used by thirsty horses.
- 325 South Centre St., Pottsville, PA
- On South Centre St./US Hwy 209, south of Union St. on the west side.
Visitor Tips and News About Gargoyle Fountain for Horses
In a bit of disrepair, but worth seeing. Right across the street is a cool old AAA road sign, and some old gas station signs at Jerry's just down the street.[Hal Clarke, 09/18/2012]
The unique gargoyle-looking fountain was originally built for horses to drink out of! The Y.W.C.A. building's features include a gothic stone fountain. Spring water running off the hillside flows by gravity through it, and out a spout, protruding from the mouth of a stone gargoyle.
Standing nine feet high, it was restored by the Schuylkill County Municipal Authority in memory of local educator Howard S. Fernsler, according to a plaque at the base of the fountain.[Julie Lubinsky, 08/07/2012]