Hermon Lee Ensign Animal Fountain
Texarkana's Ensign Fountain
Backstory and Context
Hermon Lee Ensign's foundation continued to fund the construction of fountains until 1921. The fountains were produced by the Bodwell Granite Company of Maine and featured ornamentation made of brass and granite. The current location of the Ensign fountain is at the intersection of East Seventh and N. Stateline Ave. The Initial location of the Ensign Fountain was placed in front of the downtown post office as a watering trough for horses and dogs and to improve the scenery. The fountain was moved following complaints and concerns about traffic.
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