It was recently announced that the James Scott Memorial Fountain on Belle Isle would be up and running again this summer—at least on weekends. Thanks to Crain's, we get a glimpse of the huge fountain's underground guts, which are nearly a century old. Even when it's fully functional, the Scott reportedly needs a dedicated operator at all times, hence the high price of keeping it running. Check out the Crain's article for details on the fountain's inter workings and the volunteer hero who keeps it running.
· The Scott Fountain is Back: Belle Isle Monument Flows Again this Summer [Curbed]
· Underneath Belle Isle with the wizard of Scott Fountain [Crain's]