Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Randwick, St Jude's Fountain

St Jude's Fountain is located on the corner of Alison Road and Church Street, in the eastern suburb of Randwick. It was sculpted by Walter McGill and opened on 9 November 1866 as the first public water supply to this area. This sandstone fountain was originally fed by an underground spring and in 2000 had some conservation work done on it.

17 comments:

  1. That's so cool that the fountain was once fed by a spring.
    A nice old fountain. Wonder how I could have missed seeing it when I lived in Randwick more than a year.

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  2. wow, it's in fabulous shape .,,, such a cool piece of history

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  3. Wow! Good thing they did not demolish this fountain. Great information thanks for sharing. Thanks for joining Water World Wednesday.

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    1. Yes, they did their best to restore it in 2000.

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  4. This must have been crowded and a popular place to hang out back in those days.

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  5. Wonderful historic photo ~

    Carol of A Creative Harbor

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  6. Great picture!

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  7. Gives new meaning to hanging around the water cooler...bet it's heard a lot of good stuff...

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  8. That's nice. Good that its still there.

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  9. I'm glad history such as this is preserved.

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  10. A century-old fountain! What could be more charming than that!

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  11. A beautifully carved fountain! I'd love to see it in person. I love the take on a fountain for Water World Wednesday.

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