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.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Phil Samuell, SoL Harris/Day Architecture, DEW Inc., Modern Builders Inc., Robinson Iron, Jeff Ritchie/Fredpaints
450m2 (4,900 sq. ft)
Plaza / Garden