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Memorial drinking fountain commemorates Charles Fels who was a Yarraville baker and a local philanthropist.
When he died in 1910, aged 48, the residents over 18 months contributed 68 pounds to the building of a memorial fountain inn which only local labour and materials were used. Only one councillor donated funds for the fountain, and co-operation form the council for its erection was not extensive.
It is 8ft high on a base of Yarravile bluestone and surmounted by 4 polished Gabo Island red granite columns supporting a cap of Apollo Bay freestone and grey granite fine axed dome
|Address:||Simpson & Tarrengower Streets, Fels Park, Yarraville, 3013|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.81757|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 21st December, 1910|
Erected to perpetuate the memory of the late Charles Fels an ideal and exemplary citizen
21st December 1910