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Plaza Fountain

Plaza Fountain


The 1937 light-up Westinghouse electric fountain was installed as part of the Great Depression-era Works Progress Administration (WPA) program intended to revitalize the American economy as part of FDR’s New Deal. The Plaza Fountain wasn’t the original fountain in the Plaza, the orignal is now at the Orange Library down the street and was made in 1887.

The Plaza was Orange County’s oldest designated parkland (1886) and was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1978. The original fountain stood in the plaza for 50 years, it was then moved to Hart Park in 1940, put in storage until 1981 where it was moved outside of the City Council chambers, and is now where it is currently at the Orange Library.

Location: Orange

Date created: 1937


Plaza Park, Orange, CA, 92866