Mecom Fountain

Main Street and Herman Drive
  • Architect
  • Year Built
  • Building Type
  • Neighborhood
    Museum District
  • Quadrant
  • Status
    Still With Us

In 1917 a sunken garden was constructed to mark Hermann Park’s entrance centrally located at the traffic circle connecting Main Street, Montrose Boulevard, and Hermann Park Drive. The Mecom Fountain was placed on top of the garden in 1964 when oil magnate John W. Mecom and his wife Mary presented the Mecom Fountain as a gift to the City of Houston. The spectacular fountain designed by Eugene Werlin has become an iconic Houston Landmark.