Brooks Fountain Dedicated at RSF Historical Society Gathering
The Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society (RSFHS) celebrated a holiday party recently with a dedication ceremony. Peggy Brooks dedicated a fountain to her husband, David R. Brooks, a former board member of the RSFHS and retired SAIC executive. The David R. Brooks Memorial Fountain was designed by RSF architect Max Wuthrich and constructed on the north courtyard wall. “We are grateful to our members and friends of David Brooks for making this beautiful fountain possible,” stated Joh Vreeburg, RSFHS President. Modeled after Richard Requa’s ‘Persian Water Rug’ fountain created for the 1935 California Pacific International Exposition in Balboa Park, the fountain’s style is known as ‘chadar’ which means shawl. “The ceramic tiles on the face are set in a saw tooth pattern with the top edge of each tile projecting slightly beyond the tile above, creating a soothing rippling sound as the water flows over them,” explained Wuthrich.