3424 N. Riverside Drive 90027 - William Mulholland Memorial Fountain
3424 N. Riverside Drive 90027 Los Feliz USA
Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument
“William Mulholland Memorial Fountain”
Historic-Cultural Monument #162, dedicated 08/01/40. (Declared 10/06/76).
The fountain honors William Mulholland, (1855-1935), “The Father of the Los Angeles Municipal Water System.”
“The Southland’s Mythic William Mulholland” a review of Catherine Mulholland’s biography of her grandfather, “William Mulholland and the Rise of Los Angeles” Los Angeles Times, 07/26/00.
“Walter S. Claberg, designer of the William Mulholland Memorial Fountain at Riverside Drive and Los Feliz Blvd. will retire Wednesday (1961) after nearly 45 years of service with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Claberg, who is DWP building administrator was co-designer of the Water Palace exhibit at the San Diego World’s Fair in 1935. He also was architectural coordinator for the design and construction of the DWP general office building at 111 N. Hope Street.”
The fountain was meticulously restored by the DWP in 1996. It was rededicated on November 14, 1996, in a ceremony sponsored by the DWP and the LFIA.
Type: Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument Sold