Lotta Fountain

Lotta Fountain

The estate of Lotta Crabtree endowed this fountain in 1939 as a watering hole for dogs, horses, and a resting place for humans. It was originally located just south of the Hatch Shell in Boston, but was relocated to its current location with the construction of Storrow Drive in 1950. The fountain was designed by Boston artist Katherine Lane Weems, an alumnae of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and renowned animal sculptor. The restoration project included restoring the fountain as a drinking basin for dogs, address water conservation issues and opportunities, improve accessibility for all to the platform, clean and repair the stone and the sculptures, and enhance the landscape and plantings.

condition before renovation