Sebilj Fountain in St. Louis

The most well-known Sebilj Fountain (a kiosk-shaped wooden and stone public fountain), was built in 1753 and is found in the Baščaršija square in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Bosnian community in St. Louis, the largest of its kind outside of Europe, gifted a replica of the fountain to St. Louis in honor of the city’s 250th birthday this year. It can be found in the Bevo Mill neighborhood (also known as “Little Bosnia”), which is the heart of the St. Louis Bosnian community.


The fountain here in St. Louis, while a replica of the one in Sarajevo, does have a local touch…a fleur-de-lis graces the top:


And just in case you think it’s simply decorative, I tested it out, and it is a functional fountain!


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