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Bartholdi Fountain

Frederic Auguste Bartholdi created the fountain for the 1876 American centennial celebration in Philadelphia. At the close of the exhibiton the fountain was purchased y the US Government at the suggestion of Frederick Law Olmsted. It was moved to DC and placed at the base of Capitol Hill near the center of the National Mall, on what was then the Botanic Garden grounds. In 1932 the fountain was relocated to its present location on Independence Avenue, SW

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Taken on April 7, 2009