In 1907 the artist Lorado Taft proposed creating a waterway on the Midway Plaisance, connecting the bodies of water in Jackson Park to those in Washington Park.
This water canal would be traversed by three bridges, the Bridge of the Arts, the Bridge of Sciences and the Bridge of Religions.
On the east end of the Midway would be a scultpture called the Fountain of Creation and on the west end one called the Fountain of Time.
Of course, the latter would be the only one realized which stands today at the western edge of Midway Plaisance Park and the eastern edge of Washington Park.
What a wonderful plan
a HOT JAM as of late. Dawn Golden / Sleight Orchestra
Me and some bees.
You should check out this excellent NPR interview from Fresh Air when you have a chance!