"Kansas City Star Fountain"

Location: 1729 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, MO

Owner: McClatchy Publications

Artist/Designer: Tom Colgrove

Dates: 1964

Photo Credit: Judith Burngen

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Kansas City Star Fountain


This fountain is designed to produce a pleasing symmetry of water and landscaping. The city's emphasis on urban beautification in the early 1960's served as a catalyst for private enterprise. The owners of the Kansas City Star Building dedicated this structure in 1964. Five granite bowls on top spill water into a square pool that spills water through large cuts in the granite wall into a second pool with multiple water spouts.