"Allen Memorial Fountain"

Location: 320 Nichols Road, Kansas City, MO

Owner: Highwoods Properties, Country Club Plaza

Artist/Designer: S. Gemignani, Cast by Marinelli Studios

Dates: 1962

Photo Credit: Judith Burngen

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Allen Memorial Fountain


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.