William Volker Memorial Fountain
Found: April 20, 2014
Located at the south end of Theis Park along Brush Creek facing Volker Boulevard. From this location, you can see the Nelson-Atkins Museum to the north along with two of the shuttlecocks.
The sculpture in the center is of St. Martin of Tours, a patron saint of France, on horseback about to share his coat with the beggar below. Around the saint and the beggar are an angel sitting, a confused faun and a flying angel. The artist who created the sculptures had a sense of humor as the seated angel is wearing a wristwatch and the flying angel is holding its flute backwards.
Behind the fountain is the Brush Creek Waterfall which is currently not running. I am not sure if it is operable or not. I could swear I read somewhere that it is needed repairs. Should it get repairs and/or I find it running, I will remove those pictures from this page and create its own page.
Posted on April 20, 2014, in William Volker Memorial Fountain and tagged Angels, Brush Creek, Country Club Plaza, Inoperable, Kansas City, Kauffman, Memorial, Nelson-Atkins, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Sculpture, Theis Park, Waterfall. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.