"Mary A. Fraser Memorial Fountain"

Location: 6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, MO

Owner: Kansas City, MO Parks & Recreation

Artist/Designer: Jeanette Klein

Dates: 1951

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Mary A. Fraser Memorial Fountain

This fountain is maintained by City of Fountains Foundation.

Description:

This drinking fountain was originally located in an alcove of trees near the sea lion pool in the zoo was designed to be utilitarian as well as an artistic addition. A sculpture of a young girl sits atop a rectangular limestone base.  It is a memorial donated by Edith Norton to her mother Mary Fraser.   The fountain is a simple art deco style. In 2000 it was conserved and re-plumbed and moved to the south. The fountain sits at the entrance to the African Veld at the ZOO.  

Inscription:

A GIFT OF EDITH A. NORTON IN MEMORY OF HER MOTHER, MARY A. FRASER, 1951