Cass Gilbert Fountain Decked Out for the Holidays!
Ah, the glory of a Festive Fountain. The radiant red and abundant Poinsettia plants send visions of sugarplums dancing in your head.
Longtime Ridgefield residents Mary and Steve Hicks, aka the Fountain Elves, are responsible for bedecking the Cass Gilbert Fountain. The duo are part of Ridgefield's Fountain Committee, a group dedicated to the beautification of our town landmark.
The Ridgefield Fountain which stands on the corner of Main Street and West Lane serves as a defining and welcoming landmark to those who enter, a historical nucleus to those who call Ridgefield home. It was designed in 1915 by world-famous architect Cass Gilbert who gifted the fountain to the town. Gilbert, who fashioned the Woolworth Building in New York and the US Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., once purchased Keeler Tavern as a summer residence. He died in 1934 but his legacy in architecture lives on.