Sterne Fountain 


Sterne Fountain 


Sterne Fountain, (sculpture).

Historical Marker Text: 

Address: Market and Lafayette St. 
City: Jefferson        
Year Marker Erected: 1982 
Marker Text: Settling in Jefferson prior to the Civil War, Jacob and Ernestine Sterne became prominent leaders of the community. Their early management of the post office here and their involvement in civic and cultural activities reflected the dramatic influence Jewish families had on the development of Jefferson. In 1913 the Sternes' children gave this fountain to the city in honor of their parents. Designed for use by people and animals, it was cast by the J. L.. Mott Foundry of New York. The work of Guiseppe Moretti, it features a statue of Hebe, the Greek Goddess of Youth. 


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