“Ho every one that thirsteth”

As inscribed on the water fountain/wash bowl on the facade of East 14th Street’s Gothic-style Immaculate Conception Church, built in 1896.

The phrase comes from the Old Testament: “Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money, come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.”


Unfortunately it doesn’t look like the fountain works, and the basin was filled with trash last week when the photo was taken. Still, the words are inspiring, and how many fish spouts do you see in the city?

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