old courthouse clock, and a loose shingle
a meridian stone geographical marker from 1832
Lathrop Cooley (*1821, 1910†) FountainCooley was a preacher for over 60 years in the Disciples of Christ. He was the first pastor at Franklin Circle in Ohio City (Cleveland), James Garfield was a successor. Later Cooley was Tom Johnson's preacher. His second wife had this memorial built for him.
There are two misapplied quotations on the stone. One is this rephrasing of Matthew x. 42 into "he that giveth a cup of cold water". The other is from Shakespeare's Timon of Athens I.ii, "honest water, which ne'er left man in the mire". The Cooleys were Prohibitionists. Upon seeing the fountain, i did not know; i had thought well it must be from that age when water was freely given to the public, and not charged as prepared drink in a plastic bottle from a multi-national corporation.