||Like City Hall,
Fountain is old and new. This landmark, where Kearny and Geary Streets
meet at Market, is the annual site of early morning ceremonies commemorating
the 1906 Earthquake and Fire
and was recently renovated. The fountain was given to the City in 1875
by Lotta Crabtree, a popular vaudeville performer. It became a meeting
point for separated families during the quake and was the site of a Christmas
Eve performance by the opera singer Louise Tetrazzini in 1910.
an amazing Before and After restoration photo of Lotta's Fountain!