Brady Fountain

Friday, November 12, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 11:22 a.m. CDT, Sunday, July 6, 2008

Brady Fountain Situated among Brady Commons, the Arts and Science Building, the School of Law and the General Classroom Building, Brady Fountain is an unavoidable landmark on the MU campus.

Constructed in 1959 as one of five fountains lining the walkway from University Hospital to Speaker’s Circle, it is the only one still standing today.

“Over the years the other four fountains have been put out of service,” Campus Facilities spokesman Phil Shocklee said. “The one next to Brady Commons remains there because of its prominence.”

People walking by the fountain today will not be able to take pleasure in the sparkling streams of water enjoyed by onlookers until spring and summer. As winter approaches each year, the fountain is drained to prevent low temperatures from damaging its pipelines.

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