Preservation Photos #126 April 10, 2012April 9, 2012 A water fountain in a cemetery in Rochester, VT dedicated to Charles Wesley Emerson (founder of Emerson College in Boston, MA). AdvertisementShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related
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I’d like to have a bathroom big enough to use this for a sink. I don’t think I have ever seen this design before.
The reverse of this has a smaller “trough”. A colleague and I couldn’t decide whether or not this was originally in the cemetery or if it was moved from the center of town. I’ve seen a few, but not too many of these elaborate fountains. They were often for animals and people!
Looks like some our roadside horse troughs.
Do you have many in Townshend or have you seen them across VT?
It was probably for the horses who pulled the hearse and the carriages which brought mourners to the cemetery. People also often came to visit the graves. A nice thoughtful gift to the horses.
Yes, that makes sense. Thanks!