"Barney Allis Plaza Fountain"
Location: 205 W. 12th Street , Kansas City, MO
Artist/Designer: California landscape architectural firm of SWA and local architects Marshall & Brown
Photo Credit: Judith Burngen
Located In Barney Allis Park near the Bartle Hall Convention Center in downtown Kansas City, this fountain runs nearly a block long. Computer-assisted cycling action varies both the colors and height of the water columns formed by the 112 geyser jets that propel water several feet high onto a series of granite steps. The park, dedicated in 1956, was redesigned in 1985 with the addition of sidewalks and this huge fountain. Located on the north side of the Park on 12th Street, it is a memorial to Barney Allis, well-known citizen and manager of the historic Muehlbach Hotel.