The pump’s location became problematic as buggies gave way to cars. For a time, the pump was surrounded by a cement encasement (shown in the bottom-left corner of the photo below). But as more cars starting running into the pump, the city decided it was time to remove it in 1926.
Nearly a century later, Dublin’s historic water pump was resurrected, serving as the inspiration for public art. The city commissioned Michael Tizzano to create “Daily Chores” in 2012. The bronze sculpture, located near that same intersection, depicts a young girl and boy using a water pump.
Historic photo credit: Dublin Historical Society
History of Dublin, Ohio
Learn how Dublin, Ohio, has evolved from a poor farming town with one stoplight to the thriving community it is today.