Bancroft-Foote Cottage and artificial pond, Fairfield, ca. 1935Item 54634 info
L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes
Parker's drawings for Prescott Drive included a plan for a pond, the "artificial," which is located behind the L.C. Bates Museum. The artificial was built partly for aesthetic reasons, and partly as a source of water for putting out fires on the campus.
As time went on it was used by the children on campus for ice skating and other recreational activities. Today, the artificial is used for educational programming by the L.C. Bates Museum.