Tyler Davidson Fountain

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Nicknames: "The Lady", "The Cincinnati Angel"
Tyler Davidson Fountain is located in Ohio
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Tyler Davidson Fountain is located in the United States
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Location5th St., Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Coordinates39°6′5.9″N 84°30′44.8″W / 39.101639°N 84.512444°W / 39.101639; -84.512444Coordinates: 39°6′5.9″N 84°30′44.8″W / 39.101639°N 84.512444°W / 39.101639; -84.512444
Area1.2 acres (0.49 ha)
Built1871
ArchitectVon Miller, Ferdinand; et al.
NRHP reference No.79001854[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 11, 1979

The Tyler Davidson Fountain or The Genius of Water is a statue and fountain located in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is regarded as the city's symbol and one of the area's most-visited attractions. It was dedicated in 1871 and is the centerpiece of Fountain Square, a hardscape plaza at the corner of 5th and Vine Streets in the downtown area. It is surrounded by stores, hotels, restaurants and offices. Originally, and for more than 130 years, it was located in the center of 5th Street (Fountain Square's original configuration), immediately west of Walnut Street. In 2006, renovations were undertaken to Fountain Square and the Tyler Davidson Fountain was temporarily removed. When reinstalled it was relocated to a much wider space near the north end of the reconfigured square, closer to the Fifth Third Bank Building and away from street traffic. The fountain is turned off for the winter months and turned on again in time for the first home game of Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds.


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