One of the Gifts of Henry Rosenberg revealed in his will after his death in 1893. Of the original seventeen Rosenberg fountains, only nine still exist. Many of these have been moved to their present sites from other locations on the island. Each fountain bears a unique design.
This fountain originally stood in Central Park which was bordered by 20th and 21st streets between Winnie and Ball. When the park in front of the current Courthouse was redesigned in the 1990s, the fountain was moved to its present location at the corner of 21st Street and Ball.
It is one of nine remaining fountains of the original seventeen that Henry Rosenberg funded in his last will and testament.