Sitting outside the Episcopal Church of the Mediator*, a neo-Gothic fieldstone structure designed by Henry Vaughan, one of the architects of the Washington National Cathedral, this defunct fountain is inscribed with a verse from the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman:
JESUS SAIDAnd while we're on the subject of everlasting life, a sycamore tree that is "considered the oldest living thing in the Bronx" stands just down the block and around the corner on Corlear Avenue. The property adjacent to the tree was owned by the church until fairly recently, but it's now the site of the Sycamore Court Apartments, which were built with an indentation to accommodate the tree and its root system.
THE WATER THAT
I SHALL GIVE HIM
SHALL BE IN HIM
A WELL OF WATER
SPRINGING UP INTO
* You may recognize the dogs featured in the linked picture from one of the links on an earlier post today. They really get around. You can see two more shots of them roaming the church grounds here and here.