Terry Barnes Memorial Fountain


Location: William Jewell College, Liberty, MO

Owner: William Jewell College

Dates: 2000

Description:

This fountain serves as a gateway to the campus of William Jewell College at the Mill Street entrance in Liberty. It is a large, interactive fountain that invites people to walk in and around it. There is a gap in the fountain so that people can get inside of the fountain and sit or stand on the central pedestal. It is a popular place to cool off during the hot summer.

The fountain is a memorial to Terry D. Barnes, a 1989 graduate of William Jewell. Barnes was killed in his own apartment by police in a tragic case of mistaken identity. The fountain, a gift from the Barnes family to the college, was installed and completed in 2000.

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