10. Cherry Hill Fountain

Cherry Hill Fountain in Central Park

The beautiful Cherry Hill Fountain at 72nd Street on Central Park’s west side wasn’t always just something pretty to look at. After it was built in 1870, the fountain served a practical purpose. It was a rest stop and turnaround for horseback riders and horse-drawn carriages. Horses could drink from the fountain while their riders found respite in the stunning views of the Lake. In true Mould fashion, the fountain is designed with elaborate ornamentation. Patterned Minton tiles ring the central column, bronze and wrought iron details add delicate flourishes, and polished granite gives it a strong, stately stance.