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Built in 1927, the Buckingham Fountain, also known officially as the Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain, is a massive structure right in the center of Grant Park. It is made as an allegorical representation of the Lake Michigan, and is one of the largest fountains in the planet.

Designed by architect Edward Bennett, it has four seahorses that represent the states around Lake Michigan (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin). The name came from the funder, Kate Buckingham, in memory of Clarence Buckingham, her brother. Today, it is still being funded by the Buckingham Fountain Endowment Fund for its $300,000 upkeep.

The Buckingham Fountain is a popular Chicago landmark for its overall design and its water and evening light shows. It attracts thousands of tourists and locals, especially during the Spring and Summer months.
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