Brooks Memorial Fountain
On July 3, 1930, during Marshall’s Centennial Celebration, Harold C. Brooks presented the city with a unique fountain in memory of his father C. E. Brooks. The fountain was erected in the center of the West End Park, and was of chaste Greek Doric design.
The central structure was a replica of the “Temple of Love” in Marie Antoinette’s garden at Versailles, France. The fountain displayed ninety-six different combinations of color and water effects in a ten-minute cycle. It was illuminated by thirty-five 1,000-watt colored projectors and projected two tons of water per minute. In 1976 the community restored the fountain as an American Bicentennial project.