Lotta's Fountain

Lotta's Fountain information

San Francisco , USA
intersection of Market & Kearny Sts
Getting there
Muni: Montgomery
Bart: Montgomery
Bus: 5, 6, 7, 9, 21, 31
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Lotta Crabtree made a fortune as San Francisco's diminutive opera diva, and never forgot the city that paid for her trademark cigars. In 1875 she donated this cast-metal spigot fountain (thrice her size) to San Francisco. Her gift came in mighty handy during the April 18, 1906 earthquake and fire, when it became downtown's sole water source – corrupt officials had pocketed funds to hook up fire hydrants. Descendants of 1906 earthquake survivors meet here each April 18 at 5:12am for rousing sing-a-longs.