Mary A. Fraser Memorial Fountain

August 7, 2016

Location: Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, MO

 

Owner: KCMO Parks & Recreation Department

 

Dates: Installed 1951; Conserved and relocated 2000

 

Artist/Designer:  Jeanette Klein

 

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

 

Description:

Located in the Kansas City Zoo on the Beaks and Feet path, not too far from the flamingos near the beginning of the African Veldt section of the zoo is this working drinking fountain.  It was originally located near the sea lion pool but was conserved, replumbed and relocated to its current location in 2000.

 

It was donated by Edith A. Norton in memory of her mother, Mary A. Fraser.  There is a plaque on each end stating the gift and the memorial.  It is an art deco style structure with a sculpture of a young woman atop a limestone base.  There is a working drinking fountain on each side of the sculpture.  There are two small fountains at the beginning of the path to the fountain.

 

   

 

 

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The City of Fountains Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to the conservation of the historic fountains and sculptures in the Kansas City area. 

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