World War II Memorial Drinking Fountain
Location:

6500 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60636

Located Within: Ogden (William) Park
Artist: Frederick Cleveland Hibbard (1881–1950)
Year Created: 1945
Installed: 1945
Features: Outdoor, Fountain

 

Description

On July 4, 1945, a day-long Independence Day celebration included dedication ceremonies for this WWII Memorial Drinking Fountain. Donated by area residents, the fund-raising efforts had included a community carnival held in Ogden Park a few months earlier.

Frederick C. Hibbard (1881–1950), an accomplished sculptor and South Side resident, created the drinking fountain. Composed of cornelian red polished granite, the octagonal fountain is inscribed with a dedication to the men and women of the community who served their country in World War II.

Hibbard was commissioned to create a somewhat more substantial memorial fountain in Trumbull Park, dedicated two years later. He also produced many other sculptures for Chicago’s Parks including the Carter Harrison Memorial, Greene Vardiman Black Monument, Garden Figure, and Eagle Fountains. Located 
West of field house.

World War II Memorial Drinking Fountain

Map & Facilities

Ogden World War II Memorial Drinking Fountain

6500 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60636
United States