Selected: LEBOURG, CHARLES-AUGUSTE *#


Born: 1829
Died: 1906


French sculptor who in 1872 designed fifty cast-iron drinking fountains for the connoisseur Richard Wallace (1818-1890), then resident in Paris, to provide the citizens of Paris with drinking water. Five of these fountains were erected in Lisburn, Co. Antrim, which Wallace represented in parliament from 1873 to 1785. Three of the Lisburn fountains were destroyed for scrap metal during the Second World War; the remaining two are in Castle Garden and Wallace Park.(1)

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(1) C.E.B. Brett, D. Dunleath, Historic Buildings…in the borough of Lisburn (UAHS, 1969), 2(illus.),10(no.17);  C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of County Antrim (UAHS, 1996), 292(illus.).


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Building: CO. ANTRIM, LISBURN, CASTLE GARDENS, DRINKING FOUNTAIN
Date: 1872
Nature: French Renaissance style drinking fountains in Castle Gardens and Wallace Park are 2 of 50 made from design of C.A. Lebourg for Richard Wallace for the provision of p0table water in Paris after the Commune.
Refs: C.E.B. Brett, D. Dunleath, Historic Buildings…in the borough of Lisburn (UAHS, 1969), 2(illus.),10(no.17);  C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of County Antrim (UAHS, 1996), 292(illus.)


Building: CO. ANTRIM, LISBURN, WALLACE PARK, DRINKING FOUNTAIN
Date: 1872
Nature: French Renaissance style drinking fountains in Castle Garden and Wallace Park are 2 of 50 made from design of C.A. Lebourg for Richard Wallace for the provision of potable water in Paris after the Commune.
Refs: C.E.B. Brett, D. Dunleath, Historic Buildings…in the borough of Lisburn (UAHS, 1969), 2(illus.),10(no.17);  C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of County Antrim (UAHS, 1996), 292.