CITY OF HOUSTON
The Wortham's were inspired to commission the Gus S. Wortham Memorial Fountain after seeing a similar fountain in Australia. The 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. - Source: houston.org
The condition of the fountain is not good because of the interaction between water and the implemented materials. Houston's active environment has also reacted with the bronze. Some of the bronze sprinkler pipes are bent and some became detached and fell into the water basin. The lacquer coating on the bronze is also flaking.
Fountain Works was chosen for its expertise in fountain repair and restoration. A Houston Landmark Fountain repaired by a Landmark Fountain Restoration Company.