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Cherokee Park, Christensen Fountain

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Christensen Fountain, Cherokee Park, 1901


     Located in Cherokee Park on Ledge Road, the Christensen fountain was designed to evoke the imagery of piled stone memorials erected by Scandinavian Vikings.  The Viking warship center piece mimics a Viking water vessel used for watering horses.

     The Christensen fountain was designed by the respected architectural firm of Clarke and Loomis, who also designed the Carter Dry Good Store, now the Louisville Science Center, Conrad/Caldwell House on St. James Court, and the Old Medical School.  They consulted John C. Olmsted, nephew and adopted son of Fredrick Law Olmstead.

     The memorial is to Paulina Keofoed Christensen, mother of Margrethe Chhristensen.  Paulina was a local school teacher.  The fountain restoration was started in 2001 and completed in 2004.

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