South Main Plaza
South Main Plaza
Mount Vernon (Ohio), United States

Dog and Pony Show !

Inspired by the dog fountain at Berczy Park in Toronto, citizens of Mount Vernon, Ohio, sought to animate Main Street in their town centre with a similar gesture. Through fundraising and a grant from a local foundation, the project was launched to create a circular basin with 21 dogs around a golden bone perched on a classic Victorian fountain pedestal. Herringbone brick paving, the plaza and fountain, as well as other site animations for public interaction (such as a life-sized cast-iron pony) embody the history of the town and the vernacular of the region.

Client
Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Collaboration
Phil Samuell, SoL Harris/Day Architecture, DEW Inc., Modern Builders Inc., Robinson Iron, Jeff Ritchie/Fredpaints

Area
450m2 (4,900 sq. ft)

Year
2018-2020

Status
Under construction

Categories
Institutional
Plaza / Garden
Photo, under construction, 2020 - Denny Taylor
Photo, Under Construction, 2019 - Phil Samuell
Plan - Claude Cormier & associƩs
Photo, "Sandy" - Phil Samuell
Photo - Phil Samuell
Photo, Bernese Mountain Dog - Phil Samuell
Photo, Golden Retriever - Phil Samuell
Photo, German Shepherd - Phil Samuell
Photo, Giant Schnauzer - Phil Samuell
Photo, West Highland Terrier - Phil Samuell
Photo, Dalmatian Puppy - Phil Samuell
Photo, Pug Female - Phil Samuell
Photo, St-Bernard - Phil Samuell
Photo, Beagle - Phil Samuell
Photo, Jack Russell Terrier - Phil Samuell
Photo, Great Dane Puppy - Phil Samuell
Photo, Scottish Terrier - Phil Samuell
Photo, Ohio Warblers - Phil Samuell
Photo, Apple - Phil Samuell
Photo, Shetland Pony Under Construction - Robinson Iron
Photo, Podium / Seating - Phil Samuell
Photo, Under Construction, 2019- Phil Samuell
Photo, Under Construction, 2019 - Phil Samuell