April 19, 2018 | Another Northbrae Fountain: Part 34 Comments | Categorised in: Fountain News & Updates
Friends and neighbors:
The mystery of the second Northbrae fountain is solved — well, at least the part about exactly where it stood before it was removed. (You can read the back story in our two previous posts.)
John Coleman, who lives on Monterey Avenue near The Alameda, sent along this note and a photograph that definitively places the smaller fountain in the middle of the crosswalk at that intersection:
“I can help solve the mystery of the location of the second Northbrae fountain.
“It was approximately located where the current traffic signal is outside of my father, Gordon’s, residence (1835 Monterey) in the North-South crosswalk on the corner of Monterey Ave and The Alameda.
“I have scanned and attached a copy of a satellite photograph of the intersection that was given to my father by a neighbor who is now deceased. The satellite picture was said to have been taken in, or around, 1947 (if you look closer you can see vintage automobiles and what may be Key System rail tracks veering Eastbound off The Alameda?).”
And, indeed, the photo, actually an aerial shot looking southwest down Monterey Avenue (click on the link above to view it), clearly shows the small fountain in that location. So now we know precisely where our young lady posing in the old photo was. And that the fountain was still standing in the late 1940s.
Thanks to John and everyone who responded to our inquiries. If anyone has more information or documentation on this fountain, or another that supposedly was to be placed near Sutter and Hopkins streets outside the Solano Tunnel, please let us know. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.« Another Northbrae fountain: Part 2 | Where There’s a Weed There’s a Way »