Rochester is America’s Largest City Without a Public Water Fountain
File this under the "Huh Who Knew?" category - Rochester is the largest city in America without a public water fountain in its downtown core area.
The topic was brought up by the r/Rochester subreddit asking about an odd triangle-shaped structure in the Genesee River.
Turns out the triangle structure in the river was the remnants of a planned giant water fountain that was gush-forth water from the river. According to Rochester's Remarkable Past by Donovan Shilling, the fountain's mechanisms because mired in the river silt was was unable to pump the water. The fountain was quickly abandoned leaving the city to be the largest in the country without a large water fountain display.
A video of the fountain remains was captured by the website that collects stories of all things interesting and arcane in the Flour City, RochesterSubway.com