"Newport Apartment Fountain"

Location: 3536 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO

Owner: Newport Apartments

Dates: 1980

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Newport Apartment Fountain


At one time this fountain had been placed in a formal rose garden setting at the old St. Joseph Hospital. It is remarkably similar to the horse-trough fountain that was located at the Kansas end of the Intercity Viaduct. The similarities are so strong as to foster speculation that perhaps this fountain was also a horse trough fountain before being placed in the hospital rose garden. Since its relocation at the Newport Apartment, the owners have added a sculptural embellishment, consisting of a small boy struggling to hold a bird. The water elements of this fountain are no longer intact.