List of fountains in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area

List Of Fountains In The Kansas City Metropolitan Area

List of fountains in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area

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This page contains a list of fountains in Kansas City metropolitan area. It is primarily composed of fountains in Kansas City, Missouri officially recognized by the City of Fountains Foundation, but also includes fountains throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.

Kansas City has more fountains than any city in the world except Rome, Italy and is officially known as the City of Fountains.

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Fountains form part of the Kansas City's core identity and culture, and it even uses a graphic design of a stylized fountain in its official logo.Interest in fountains arose during the City Beautiful movement in the 1890s. In 1898, George Kessler, a landscape architect and urban planner, designed the first fountain built by the city of Kansas City, Missouri at 15th and The Paseo. Although it was destroyed in 1941, another fountain designed by him in the same year continues to exist and remains the oldest in the city. Now known as The Women's Leadership Fountain, it is located at 9th and The Paseo. The design originally included an oval, cut limestone basin with water spraying upwards from nozzles in the center of the basin's pool surrounded by a raised sidewalk, a flower garden, gas lamps, and a balustrade above to the south., downloaded 3 August...
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