Today’s #SwitchOnSummer Celebration of the Buckingham Fountain!

I have celebrated with an ensemble of photos in my post: Featured Photo: Architecture, Part 2 – Vintage Architecture – The Buckingham Fountain – Chicago, IL. Join in on the fun!

Today’s #SwitchOnSummer Celebration, sponsored by Com-Ed–the largest provider of power in Illinois. You will be able to see WGN TV‘s Tom Skilling join in the ceremony with the year’s winning contestant, in the yearly celebration whereby the fountain is turned into the “ON” position. The whole event will be on Facebook #LIVE with the Switch On Summer 2021: A Virtual Experience tomorrow, on Saturday, May 22 at 2 pm. The Buckingham Fountain is paid for–but not by the city, but through the Buckingham Fountain Endowment Fund, in which Kate Buckingham originally established, so that the Chicago taxpayers would never have to foot the bill of fountain costs. The fountain had received a $2.8 million restoration in the year 1994.


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