One day you're an intricate drinking fountain. The next you're a monument to human spirit.
The oldest monument in San Francisco is modeled after a lighthouse.
Why It's Interesting
Lotta Crabtree (said to have the most beautiful ankle in the world) was a famous entertainer in the west's mining towns. San Franciscans claimed her as their own so she dedicated this fountain to them in 1875. It was one of the only structures to survive the 1906 earthquake. Looking for something recognizable, survivors gathered at the fountain after the earthquake. It's tradition to meet at the fountain every April 18th at 5:52 a.m. commemorating the anniversary of the 1906 earthquake.