The Secret Above Chicago's Fountain of Time

Updated: Sep 10

On Chicago's South Side, Lorado Taft's masterpiece Fountain of Time bears a fun little secret.

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Lorado Taft's Fountain of Time. Photo: Chicago Movie Tours

On this day in 1920, Lorado Taft's Fountain of Time began running on Chicago's Midway Plaisance. Well, the plaster version of it anyway. The finished piece was not installed until 1922.