Category Archives: Corbin Park Concourse Fountains
Found: May 10, 2016
A set of three fountains found along the concourse behind the Von Maur building in Corbin Park. One fountain can be found near the west entrance of Von Maur near the clocktower. A second fountain is at the north entrance to Von Maur. The final fountain is straight north of the second one near the street and parking lots. You can see the second fountain from the third and vice versa but the first fountain is around the corner from the second.
The first and third fountains are identical: A three-tiered fountain centered in a round basin with another wall encircling it with shrubs and flowers planted in between. The pedestals in the basins that these fountains are sitting on are covered with brick as opposed to just bare concrete as is usually found.
The second fountain, by the north entrance to Von Maur, is different. It contains a four-tiered fountain sitting in a cross-shaped basin. In each arm of the cross, there are two water jets shooting water back up at the fountain.
There is a lot of landscaping along the concourse. Southwest of the clocktower is a small amphitheatre with a raised stage covered by a pergola at one end. Most of the stores, maybe all of them, in this area, with the exception of Von Maur, are currently unoccupied. I had a little fun and took pictures of the reflections of the fountains in the store windows.
I could not find any specific name for this or any of the water features in Corbin Park so the name is of my doing to differentiate the different features. I decided to group these fountains together due to their proximity to each other. If/when I find a specific name for these, I will change the title of the post accordingly.