Frederick, Maryland: Fountain Memorial to a Fountain Memorial

A drinking fountain for people and animals memorializes an older drinking fountain for people and animals that memorialized Marie Diehl, founder of the SPCA.

Address:
50 Carroll Creek Way, Frederick, MD
Directions:
Downtown, in Carroll Creek Park, near the stairs under the suspension pedestrian bridge just south of the public library.
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Fountain memorializing a fountain.

Drinking Fountain Memorial to a Drinking Fountain Memorial

This seemed like a regular water fountain with a bonus fountain at ground level for your dog. While we waited for the dog to finish, we looked more closely at the bas relief art above it -- and noticed that it was of an old drinking fountain. So it's a drinking fountain memorial to a drinking fountain memorial, which memorialized Marie Diehl, founder of the SPCA in Frederick.

[Dave Hollenbeck, 08/18/2021]

The overused term "meta" seems appropriate here.


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