One of the First Benson Bubblers, Portland - c. 1917

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One of the First Benson Bubblers, Portland - George M. Weister

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The Benson Bubblers are Portland's iconic four-bowl drinking fountains, The first twenty were installed by 1917, financed by a $10,000 gift from Simon Benson. This is one of those early installations. If you can identify the corner, please let us know.

Today the Portland Water Bureau maintains 52 of these four-bowl fountains, They were designed by A. E. Doyle, the architect known for the Multnomah County Library, Multnomah Falls Lodge and Multnomah Stadium.

See Related Items below for another view of the bubblers.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA1161
Photographer George M. Weister
Location Portland, Multnomah County
Subject Portraits, Town Views
Decade 1910s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Glass Slide (Magic Lantern)
Size of Original 2.1 x 2.8 inches
Photographer's Number Number 21692A-2

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