"Scottish Rite Temple "

Location: Linwood & Paseo Blvds, Kansas City, MO

Dates: 1979

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Scottish Rite Temple


Orville Anderson donated the fountain and dedicated it to his brothers. The smallest basin at the top represents the York Rite; the middle basin, the Scottish Rite; the bottom basin, the largest, represents the Shrine. Water flows from the bronze square and compass at the top, then trickles from bowl to bowl to be recirculated. The bronze piece at the top was fabricated by a member of the Shrine from Sedalia, Missouri. The fountain is a good example of the pedestal type but is unique in its purpose. Not only does it provide a remembrance of members of a well-known business who were active in the temple but it also represents the Shrine itself.