Shemanski Fountain

Also known as: Rebecca at the Well
SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR

Sandstone and bronze fountain by Carl Linde installed in 1926


Shemanski Fountain

Photo taken by Richard Doody in December 2009



Shemanski Fountain is an outdoor fountain with a bronze sculpture entitled Rebecca at the Well. The sandstone fountain completed in 1926 is named after Joseph Shemanski, a Polish immigrant and businessman who donated it to the city. Carl L. Linde designed the trefoil, which features a statue of Rebecca by Oliver Laurence Barrett which was added to the fountain in 1928. Shemanski Fountain includes two drinking platforms with three basins each, with one platform intended for use by dogs.

Update Log 

  • June 11, 2018: Added by Richard Doody


  • Richard Doody