"Crown Center"

Location: 2440 Grand, Kansas City, MO

Owner: Crown Center Redevelopment

Dates: 1983

Photo Credit: Judith Burngen

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Crown Center


In the 1950's, Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark, conceived the idea of an urban renewal project known today as Crown Center. The dramatic pool fountain located here is unusual in that it has no visible retaining basin, plumbing, or nozzles. Forty-nine water jets coupled with a 300 watt colored light are placed under a special grating. This arrangement allows for the programming of various water displays.