Southwest Fountain House
Closer to the agora proper a row of five public buildings lined the south side of the square in the Classical period (Fig. 29, 36). They comprise several important monuments, though their state of preservation is poor. They are slightly more comprehensible if viewed from the ancient road that ran above them to the south.
The westernmost building takes the form of the letter L (Fig. 30). A colonnade on two sides gave access to a large reservoir, the terminus of a long stone aqueduct that approached the building from the east, running under the south street. Low parapets set between columns allowed access to the water, delivered to the fountain by means of channels set within the thickness of the walls. One of the largest fountains of the city, the building is dated on the basis of pottery to the years around 350–325 B.C.