Whitewater Historic Landmarks Guide
Julius Birge presented the Birge Fountain to Whitewater, the city of his birth, on July 4, 1903. At the time, it was one of the largest fountains in the county, and there was some concern among the city officials over the amount of water it would require. It was placed on the site where the “Little Brick” schoolhouse stood, which Julius Birge attended as a child. The fountain is 17.5 feet high with two catch basins which collect water flowing from the “Maid in the Mist” and the four cherubs riding on dolphins. It was originally cast of zinc but was thoroughly renovated and recast in bronze. A rededication of the fountain was celebrated in 2003.
This is a beautiful fountain! Regret the skies were so overcast the day I visited.