Art Institute of Chicago 111 South Michigan Avenue Chicago Illinois 60603-6110
Commissioned 1909.; Dedicated September 9, 1913.; Relocated 1963
Public Monument Conservation Project, 1986.
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985.
Bach, Ira J. and Mary Lackritz Gray, "A Guide to Chicago's Public Sculpture," Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983.
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, IL0054, 1989.
Monumental News, Jan., 1910; April, 1914.
Monument consists of: a pool surrounding a pedestal on which two putti hold fish which serve as water spouts; on a second pedestal raised on first one, a group of five figures representing the Great Lakes; one of the figures, a woman, stands higher than the other four showering water down over the others; also present are three plaques - the center one with Benjamin Franklin Ferguson on it.