This work tells the story of how the fountain came to be in Latham Square using history pulled from the Oakland Public Library’s Oakland History Room and make accessible to the public.
Latham Square, Oakland, CA
City of Oakland Latham Square Project page.
To preserve their pioneer parents
and all of us, forever,
the children built a fountain
of bronze and granite flour.
It records memories made
from all locations in the plaza
and plays them back for us
through a thick accent of water.