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Water Wall

The water feature east of the Tyler Davidson Fountain lets kids and adults put their hands in a sheet of water and see what patterns they can make in the flowing stream. The water here is fresh water, not chlorinated, so it’s safe to drink. Engraved to the right of the wall is the last stanza of "Catawba Wine," a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in the 1850s, when Nicholas Longworth's vineyards covered the hills east of downtown. The font was chosen to match that of the Tyler Davidson Fountain’s inscription "To The People of Cincinnati." It reads: And this Song of the Vine, This greeting of mine, The winds and the birds shall deliver To the Queen of the West, In her garlands dressed, On the banks of the Beautiful River.

520 Vine St.


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