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Storyteller Fountain – Birmingham, Alabama

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The original conception was for a piece of art to be commissioned in Southside as a memorial to murdered art dealer Malcolm McRae who operated the Signature House gallery in the Haskins Williams residence at 1312 20th Street South. McRae’s mother Jane McRae and some of his friends in the Five Points South neighborhood envisioned a tiled border around a garden at Five Points. With the encouragement of Cecil Roberts and Mayor Richard Arrington (and his assistant Anne Adams), that idea blossomed into a commission for a sculptural fountain in Birmingham, Alabama, USA.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Roberts engaged sculptor Frank Fleming to design the piece and set about raising the money to have it cast. Frank Fleming through with The Birmingham Art Association originally planned for the central figure, representing McRae, to be a lion. As he worked, he changed the figure to a ram.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Construction began in 1983 and the fountain was unveiled in 1992 by Frank Fleming.

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Mimi
Mimi
1 month ago

Isn’t this where they filmed “every praise”by hezekiah walker 🤨

85g20
85g20
23 days ago
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Wow what an observation! I just searched that since I didn’t know what it was and wow. That was an uncomfortable video to watch :-\

Sierra Tango Foxtrot Unifirm
Sierra Tango Foxtrot Unifirm
1 month ago

Looks like the location where a grown man meets with an underage boy he met online.

SkyeBlue
SkyeBlue
28 days ago

I actually live in Birmingham, AL. This used to be THE place where all the teens would gather to get high, especially using LSD.