The Belknap Fountain
The Belknap Fountain was erected in the 1870's and sat on the
neutral ground of Canal Street where Chartres meets Camp Street.  
Although it provided a fountain and animated display, its main
purpose was advertising.  The fountain was enclosed in an intricately
designed cast-iron pavilion and contained a water-powered display of
boats, cupids and swans.  After dark, the display was illuminated by
gas.  Space in removable glass panels was purchased for
advertisements.  Some time in the 1890's, the structure was moved to
City Park.