Iron Mike (fountain)

Iron Mike is an 1896 cast-iron fountain in the 400 Block of Washington Street in the city of Oregon, Illinois.

The multi-tier fountain is set into a matte green concrete base. Iron Mike is four feet tall and three feet wide, at its widest point. The fountains lowest tier is a pool for pets and reads “Illinois Humane Society.”

There is a step for children on the south side of the fountain and on the north, street, side, the largest middle tier is made to be accessible to horses. On the rear side of the horse basin is a “bubbler” for adults, it is also reachable by children via the iron step.