Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Where's It Wednesday—LXXXI

Where in Seattle is this?

Somewhere in Seattle... but where?

Answer next week.

Details on the weekly Where's It Wednesday puzzle here.
Other weeks' puzzles here.
Answer to last week's puzzle, after the jump.

Last week's picture shows a fountain near the courthouse at Third and James, and directly adjacent to the southern entrance to the Pioneer Square station of the Downtown Transit Tunnel,, just visible on the right of the picture:

Francis Xavier Prefontaine fountain, Seattle

The fountain is one of the several legacies of Francis X. Prefontaine, a French Canadian priest and missionary, and one of the many early pioneers of Seattle when it was still a small town of only 600 settlers in a mostly native milieu. He was Seattle's first Roman Catholic priest, and established a church, the original Providence Hospital, and Holy Names Academy, as well as the bequest that built the fountain, now in disrepair.
At the intersection of Third Avenue and Yesler Way, which is at the north end of Prefontaine Place South, just about at the site of his first house, stands a fountain inscribed with the name Francis X. Prefontaine. In his will he left the sum of $5,000 to the city “for a fountain in a public square”, although the fountain was not completed until 1925.

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