AKA: University of Washington, Seattle, Drumheller Fountain; University of Washington, Seattle, Frosh Pond

Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools - university buildings

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: constructed 1908-1909

Seattle, WA

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Drumheller Fountain acts as a pointer, directing the eye up to the apparition of Mount Rainier, forty miles away.

Drumheller Fountain is an important focal point along the campus axis known as Rainier Vista, laid out by the Olmsted Brothers for the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (AYPE). A former UW Regent, Joseph Drumheller (1900-1970), donated the funds for a new water jet. The Bay Area landscape architect, Lawrence Halprin, was involved in renovation of the fountain for the UW Centennial celebrated in 1961.

The original balustrade surrounding the AYP Geyser Basin was removed at an early date.

PCAD id: 6966