Rideout Memorial Fountain 1924, Golden Gate Park, Pool Designed By: Herbert A. Schmidt, Statue by: M. Earl Cummings, San Francisco, California

Fountain Was Functioning
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The "Rideout" comes from the Rideout family, that paid for the fountain. It lay in the center of a grove of trees on the path between The De Young Museum and the California Academy Of Sciences. Out of the frame to the left was the Bandstand.


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The Statue
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The statue in the center of the fountain was created by Melvin Earl Cummings. The budget didn't allow for bronze so the statue was made of stone. It featured a Puma fighting a large snake.


Rideout Memorial Fountain external link 1924 external link   •  Golden Gate Park external link   •  Pool Designed By: Herbert A. Schmidt external link   •  Statue by: M. Earl Cummings external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera external link AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 09:30:02 Wednesday 3 August 2022)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 22 December 2019)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 30 August 2022)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C22_1394
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Video Of Fountain
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The fountain itself was designed by architect Herbert A. Schmidt. In this video we show the fountain filled with water and functioning.


Rideout Memorial Fountain external link 1924 external link   •  Golden Gate Park external link   •  Pool Designed By: Herbert A. Schmidt external link   •  Statue by: M. Earl Cummings external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera external link AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 10:33:00 Wednesday 3 August 2022)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 30 August 2022)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C22_1395
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