It is a great place to hang out. It feels especially rewarding to sit down and rest here as a part of one of the most fascinating Philadelphia walks from the Museum of Art to the City Hall. The fountain itself is very interesting. It was designed by Calder for Philadelphia Fountain Society. It allegorically features three Native Americans portraying three locally important rivers the Delaware, the Schuylkill, and the Wissahickon. The young girl represents the Wissahickon creek, mature woman the Schuylkill and the man symbolizes the Delaware river. There are swan sculptures in the fountain but it really memorializes Dr. Wilson Cary Swann who was the founder of the Philadelphia Fountain Society. During the summer the fountain is the favorite swimming place for many local kids and young at heart .
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