This fountain and park looks so different now, I doubt I would have recognized it if it hadn’t come with a caption. This is the fountain in the Will Rogers Memorial Park across from The Beverly Hills Hotel. That park was dedicated in 1915—back then it was called Sunset Park until 1952, when it was renamed in honor of Will Rogers, who served as the first Honorary Mayor of Beverly Hills and frequented the park often with his family. These days that park is a haven of plush greenery, but back then things were just getting started—as was Beverly Hills by the looks of that single house in the background.
How it looks today: