American Legion #1
Found: April 26, 2014
This fountain was originally located at 9th and Main in downtown KC but was relocated to its current location when a downtown redevelopment project was started in 1958. There are four eagles carved into the top of the column, which rises to a height of six feet. Two sides of the column have bronze plaques illustrating soldiers on one side and sailors on the other. One of the other sides features the American Legion dedication and the last side has a quotation from Theodore Roosevelt.
Budd Park is a couple of blocks to the east.
NOTE – The Foundation refers to this one as #1 of the two American Legion fountains in Kansas City and I am following the Foundation’s naming convention.