Lotta's Fountain

Lotta's Fountain information

San Francisco , USA
intersection of Market & Kearny Sts
Getting there
Muni: Montgomery
Bart: Montgomery
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Lotta Crabtree made a killing as San Francisco's diminutive opera diva and never forgot the city that paid for her trademark cigars. In 1875, at 28, the already-rich performer commissioned this cast-metal pillar (thrice her size) with a spigot fountain (now dry) as a present to San Francisco – useful gift indeed during the 1906 fire, when it became downtown's sole water source.