The Aquia Sandstone Fountain (with concrete basin) has a sixty-foot diameter and incorporates a single bronze nozzle, located at the center, that sprays a jet of water approximately thirty-feet high. The Francis Griffith Newlands Memorial Fountain is significant for its association with this lawyer-turned- congressman who was a leading figure in the development of upper northwest Washington, D.C., Chevy Chase, Maryland, and the irrigation of the arid western states. His wife, Edith McAllister Newlands, paid for the memorial designed by achitect Edward W. Donn, Jr. It was erected under an Act of Congress approved on April 8, 1932 and dedicated on October 12, 1933.
DC designation February 22, 2007
National Register listing October 12, 2007