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Benson Bubbler... | by Oh Kaye
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Benson Bubbler...

...drinking fountain at Benson High School in the Kerns neighborhood of Portland, Oregon.


In 1912 lumber baron, Simon Benson, donated $10,000 to the City of Portland, Oregon to install 20 drinking fountains. They became know as Benson Bubblers. A teatotaler, Benson hoped that the fountains would keep his lumberjacks out of the taverns. There are now 41 Benson Bubblers, most located in the downtown area of Portland. This exception is located in front of Benson High School. In 1916, Benson gave the Portland School District $100,000 to help fund the building of a polytechnic school, which became Benson Polytechnic High School.


Photo taken for Our Daily Challenge: Dutch Angle. See a wider angle view below.


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Taken on April 9, 2012