Monthly Archives: October 2013

Tomahawk Pointe Fountain

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Location:  Tomahawk Pointe Office Park, 3400 College Boulevard, Leawood

Found:  October 12, 2013

In front of the Creative Planning building on the northwest corner of the intersection of College Boulevard and Tomahawk Creek Parkway.  It was dyed pink for breast cancer awareness like a number of other fountains in the city during the month of October.

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Ponce De Leon Fountain

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Location:  Ponce De Leon Condominiums, 4555 Main Street, Kansas City

Found:  October 12, 2013

From the Foundation’s Facebook page:  “Roland Sabates gave us the inspiration behind the fountain at his Ponce de Leon building. It turns out when he informed his mother he got the building her reply sounded like “Fountain of Ewes” and hence the two sheep worked into the fountain he commissioned.”

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Parkway Towers Fountain

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Location:  Parkway Towers, 4545 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO

Found:  October 12, 2013

In front of the Parkway Towers Condominiums, about a block north of County Club Plaza.

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Martha & Jack Steadman Fountain

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Location:  Starlight Theatre, Swope Park, Kansas City, MO

Found:  October 11, 2013

It is located on the west side of Starlight Theatre.  Named after Jack Steadman, who was a longtime executive with the Kansas City Chiefs and an influential member of the Kansas City community.  Both Jack and Martha are longtime supporters of the theatre.

The Shirley Bush Helzberg Garden of the Stars is on the opposite side of the theatre.

A special thanks to Karen VanAsdale, with Starlight Theatre, who took time out of her day, a concert day even, to greet me at the gate and escort me around the theatre to take pictures of both of the fountains inside Starlight Theatre and she made sure both fountains were running as well!  It was very much appreciated.

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Shirley Bush Helzberg Garden of the Stars

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Location:  Starlight Theatre, Swope Park, Kansas City, MO

Found:  October 11, 2013

Inside the east entrance of the Starlight Theatre is the Shirley Bush Helzberg Garden of the Stars.  Columns!  Waterfalls!  Fountains!  What’s not to like?  The entire fountain is 180 feet in length and stretches back towards the theatre itself.  Shirley Bush Helzberg is a former president of the Starlight Theatre Association and her and her husband, owners of Helzberg Diamonds, donated $1 million to the creation of the site.

The Martha & Jack Steadman Fountain is on the opposite of the theatre.

A special thanks to Karen VanAsdale, with Starlight Theatre, who took time out of her day, a concert day even, to greet me at the gate and escort me around the theatre to take pictures of both of the fountains inside Starlight Theatre and she made sure both fountains were running as well!  It was very much appreciated.

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The Fountains Retail Center Fountain

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Location:  The Fountains Luxury Retail Center, West 119th Street and Glenwood Street, Overland Park

Found:  October 6, 2014

On the southeast corner of the intersection of W 119th and Glenwood at the entrance to the Fountains Luxury Retail Center.  Fountain faces the intersection and consists of four small fountains in the pool while water runs out of the lion’s mouth from above.  The Cheesecake Factory parking lot is behind the fountain.

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Eilert Fountain

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Location:  W 109th Street and Indian Creek Parkway, Corporate Woods, Overland Park

Found:  October 6, 2013

In the park area of Corporate Woods.  This fountain is on the NW corner of the intersection of the roads above.  There are trails for walking and biking that lead up to and away from the fountain.

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