South Entry Fountain

Photo by Bradley Cramer

Location: National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, MO

Owner: KCMO Parks & Recreation Department

Dates: Constructed 1999-2002, Opened 2002, Rehabilitated 2011-2014

Designer: ASAI Architects


AKA Liberty Memorial South Fountain, AKA South Garden Reflecting Pool

On the south side of the Liberty Memorial, in front of the entrance to the National World War I Museum sits this fountain. It is constructed of black granite and Indiana limestone. The fountain consists of three tiers reflecting the oval form of the lower basin. Water gently cascades over the top tier and down the lower two tiers. The lower two tiers have cut channels in them which directs the water into the lower basin. The lower basin then acts as a reflecting pool.

The entire Liberty Memorial complex was constructed between 1923 and 1938. The site was renovated in the early 2000s and was reopened to the public in 2002. The South Entry Fountain was constructed during this renovation period.

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