Edward O'Donnell Drinking Fountain
Public Art : Edward O'Donnell Drinking Fountain
Also Known As: Edward O'Donnell Memorial
Builder/Designers: Modern Art Co Pty Ltd., Clifton
Engineers: McPherson's Pty. Ltd.
Description: The 4.5m high concrete fountain was
erected in honour of Edward O'Donnell who served as a St Kilda councillor for 44 years. The Art Deco style
hexagonal fountain features a 5 metre diameter circular pool at its base and three griffins atop the piers. The
hooded niches on the three sides hide water spray jets which originally released fine sprays of water which at
night would be illuminated by two amber tinted lights .
Funded By: Public subscription
Date Unveiled: 1935
Location: The memorial to Edward O'Donnell is located
at The Esplanade, O`Donnell Gardens, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia.
To perpetuate the memory of Councillor Edward O'Donnell. J.P. whose record of municipal and other
community service will always be an example of true manhood and ideal citizenship.
SIx times mayor of the city of St. Kilda. Forty-four years a councillor for the West Ward. Foundation
member of the St Kilda Shore Committee. Died 7th July, 1933
The second plaque followed restoration for Australia's Bicentennial
An Australian Bicentennial Project to commemorate the nation's Bicentenary in 1988.
Councillor Elaine Miller
Mayor of St Kilda and Mr Edward Keith O'Donnell, Grandson of Cr.Edward O'Donnell.
6th of Nov, 1988
This project was initated by the St Kilda Australian Bicentennial Community Committee and jointly
funded by the City of St Kilda and the Commonwealth Government.