The notion of fountains has been for thousands of years since ancient Greece. We can all day dream about Socrates or Plato filling up a jug of water from a fancy temple fountain or the Romans building the aqueducts to fill glorious urban fountains. BUT the first official public drinking fountain was not unveiled until 1859 in London as an out cry from the public for clean water. It was so popular that hundreds were built over the next several decades and by 1879 there were over 800 drinking fountain in the city of London.
This image was submitted from Highway 177.