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Court Square Fountain, Montgomery

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Fountain · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Court Square Fountain, in the Court Square-Dexter Avenue Historic District of Montgomery, Alabama, was established in 1885 on top of an artesian well, which native Alabamians used long before the area was settled. The fountain contains statues based on Greek mythology. The surrounding area, once the location for Montgomery's bustling slave trade, has seen most of its historical buildings torn down; the fountain's statues were replaced with aluminum ones in the 1980s.

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  • This fountain was built on the site where enslaved people were bought and sold. There is almost no mention of that at the site or in the literature, but its history should not be forgotten. In...  more »
  • If you are in the area more than likely you'll make this circle if not just go slightly out of your way the fountain is beautiful has amazing detail the we are the people wall is kind of amazing and the message is touching the old buildings that are still there are enchanting and not to mention it doesn't take a lot of time you don't even have to get out of the car you could just drive through it honestly if you want to see the detail I have a dime pay for the parking meter but you really really need any more of that unless you plan on going shopping
  • If this fountain marks the location where slaves were auctioned during the building of the U.S. economy, then it is important to visit. The "historical" sign beside the fountain doesn't speak to this history, but that can be understood in light of the "reconstruction" of historical narrative by the dominant society. No one likes to examine America's ugly truth!!!

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