The so-called Coronation Fountain was erected in 1836 to mark the visit of King Ferdinand V, which occurred during his coronation journey. This small, sandstone, open structure, with semi-circular arcades, comprising a main section and two semi-circular annexes with columns and cast iron railings at the sides, was in a perilous condition by the mid-1920s. On 5 January 1926, Čeněk Musil was asked to prepare a plan to modify the fountain and add a new meteorological column with a relief map of the countryside around Jičín, and a plan of the town. Musil created his meteorological station from synthetic granite, thereby linking the original Empire style with new modern elements.
- Jaroslav Mencl, Historická topografie města Jičína: dějiny Jičína (část I) , Jičín 1939–1941, p. 359–361
- Milan Kudyn, Architekt Čeněk Musil a jeho meziválečná tvorba v Jičíně , Olomouc 2006, p. 46–47
- Gabriela Petrová, Eva Chodějovská, Architekt Čeněk Musil, Jičín 2017, p. 140–141