William T. and Charlotte Crosby Kemper Memorial Fountain

William & Charlotte Crosby Kemper Memorial Fountain, Photo by: Alexis Webb Bechtold

Location: 10th Street & Main Street, Kansas City, MO

Artist/Designer: Lori Doolittle and Alvin Holm

Owner: Kansas City, MO Parks & Recreation & KCATA

Dates: 1999

The City of Fountains Foundation holds an endowment for this fountain.


This fountain draws its inspiration from the ancient stone bowl in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Rozelle Court as well as from architectural features on the exterior of the Commerce Trust Building across the street. The fountain reflects the simplicity and strength of the Kempers and their commitment to Kansas City. Located in the heart of downtown Kansas City, this fountain successfully blends art, water and technology, three elements key to fountains in the bronze fountain with a granite base and steps. It operates in two modes which addresses wind problems to reduce energy use.

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