For the last three decades, the calming (or bathroom-scurry-inducing) sound of the fountain has presided over Marietta Square.
Sometimes drought and repairs have silenced the quiet aquatics, but the fountain remains the postcard symbol of the city.
According to a 1985 newspaper story in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution archives, Harold Willingham, who served in the Georgia House, donated $35,000 to make the fountain a reality.
Below are some photos of the 3,000-pound, cast-iron icon from over the years.
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