"Allen Memorial Fountain"
Location: 320 Nichols Road, Kansas City, MO
Owner: Highwoods Properties, Country Club Plaza
Artist/Designer: S. Gemignani, Cast by Marinelli Studios
Photo Credit: Judith Burngen
Imported from Italy, this fountain was dedicated in 1962 to the daughter and son-in-law of the late Jesse Clyde Nichols, Earl and Eleanor Nichols Allen, who died in a house fire. A young child looks up to the female bathing figure seated on a marble pedestal. The effect is a lyrical, sentimental tribute to motherhood.