Allen Memorial Fountain

October 16, 2016

 

 

Location:  Country Club Plaza, 320 Nichols Road, Kansas City, MO

 

Owner:  Country Club Plaza KC Partners LLC

 

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

 

Dates:  Dedicated July 1962

 

Description:

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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