The Gus S. Wortham Memorial Fountain was designed by local architect, William Cannady and donated to the City of Houston by the Wortham Foundation and American General Insurance. The fountain, also affectionately called “the dandelion fountain” is located in the 2900 block of Allen Parkway. It is comprised of a central bronze shaft with multiple bronze sprinkler pipes radiating out of a central hub. The pipes are equal in length giving the top portion of the fountain a spherical shape, which is reinforced by the surface of the sphere created by the spaying water. The fountain was recently renovated in 2015 and is in fantastic condition.
Photograph by Mabry Campbell, Houston, Texas, 2015