Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Dortmund
Stadt Dortmund

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Kaiserstraße

Kaiserbrunnen

Emperor's Fountain

Wilhelm II
Berlin 1859 - Doorn 1941
German Emperor, 1888-1918
(Wikipedia)
Wilhelm Faßbinder
Gießerei Vorwärts (Köln)
1903

Dortmund /  Kaiserbrunnen   Dortmund /  Kaiserbrunnen

Description

Obelisk with relief portrait of the emperor, with two fountain basins.

Signature

W. Fassbinder / köln / entw. u. ausgef.
bronzeguss giesserei vorwärts köln
granietarbeiten g. dassel allagen i/w

Annotation

The Fountain was created in 1902 for the Düsseldorf "Industrie- und Gewerbeausstellung für Rheinland und Westfalen" (Industrial and Commercial Exhibition of Rhineland and Westphalia) by W. Fassbinder, Cologne, and was subsequently purchased by the Dortmunder Verschönerungsverein (Dortmund Improvement Society), with financial help also vy the residents of the square between Arndt and Kaiser Straße. On 9 May 1903 the monument was unveiled.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°30'46" E 7°28'56"

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