Obici-Oderzo Fountain Historical

Obici-Oderzo Fountain Historical (HM1WR6)

Location: Suffolk, VA 23434
Country: United States of America

N 36° 43.725', W 76° 34.951'

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A Fountain for Suffolk

This fountain, dedicated to the City of Suffolk, embodies elements of classic design which symbolize the ancient Roman origins of Oderzo, Italy.

The mosaic tiles forming the amphora, or vase, are a gift from the citizens of Oderzo to the citizens of Suffolk. This amphora resembles many archeological finds near Oderzo from the Roman period.

The words 'Oderzo' and 'Opitergium' on the back of the stele, or column, are the present name and original Roman name of the town. Also, a brass plate shows the shape of Italy and the location of Oderzo.

The bottom of the basin is trachyte, the same marble used to build the old Roman forum and the town square of Oderzo.

                                    Paolo Rosso
                                    Oderzo Architect
                                    August 25, 2003

                                    Gracia and Vigil

This fountain honors Amedeo Obici, founder of Planters Peanuts and Louise Obici Memorial Hospital. Designed by Architect Paolo Rosso of Oderzo, Italy, the fountain commemorate the Sister Cities relationship between Suffolk and Mr. Obici's birthplace of Oderzo.
HM NumberHM1WR6
Year Placed2003
Placed ByPlanters Peanuts, Birdsong Corporation, Louise Obici Memorial Hospital, Suffolk Sister Cities Commission, Barton Ford, Lincoln-Mercury, Inc., Community Action Coalition of Virginia, Duke Automotive, Robert P. and Alma Gardner, Nansemond Cold Storage Company, Producers Peanut Company, Inc., Wachovia Bank, The Cities of Suffolk and Oderzo, Suffolk Sister Cities Commission
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Date Added Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 358690 N 4065949
Decimal Degrees36.72875000, -76.58251667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 43.725', W 76° 34.951'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 43' 43.5000" N, 76° 34' 57.0600" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 128 N Main St, Suffolk VA 23434, US
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