"Electric Fountain" (1931) by Robert Merrell Gage, Ralph Carlin Flewelling"

DESCRIPTION: This historic 1931 fountain has a circular raised fountain within a 30-foot diameter pool, designed by architect Ralph Carlin Flewelling.  It includes as its focal point a stone Tongva Native American sculpture surrounded by bas relief sculptures, designed by sculptor Robert Merrell Gage:

Six-foot stone sculpture of Tongva-Gabrieleno Native American tribe member, kneeling in prayer, on 20-foot stone column

Bas relief sculptures on a 3-foot high circular fountain wall

The pool is edged with ceramic tile, and the surrounding public space includes mosaic terracotta pavement tiles illustrating the community's early history and development.  

The Electric Fountain is notable for its highly visible colored lighting program after dark. 


HISTORY: According to the City of Beverly Hills, the Electric Fountain
was a gift to the City from Elizabeth (Fraser) Lloyd, mother of Harold Lloyd, famous silent film actor and comedian. The fountain's installation was funded by the Women's Club of Beverly Hills, California.
Part of Public Art in Beverly Hills

THE PUBLIC ART:
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LIGHTING PROGRAM:
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DETAIL (sculpture):
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DETAIL (bas relief):
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DETAIL (mosaic pavement tiles):
    
    
 
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LOCATION:  
northeast corner of Wilshire Blvd. and North Santa Monica Blvd., 
Beverly Gardens Park, Beverly Hills, CA