Monthly Archives: April 2015

Seville Light Fountain – Renovated

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Location:  Country Club Plaza, JC Nichols Parkway and West 47th Street, Kansas City, MO

Found:  April 26, 2015

My original post on this fountain can be found here.  Some information about the renovations can be found here.

The Seville Light Fountain sat on the east end of Country Club Plaza and across the street from the JC Nichols Memorial Fountain, but sat there not working.  Its plumbing and electrical systems did not work.  The sidewalk around the fountain needed to be repaired.  Over the winter, when the Nichols fountain was surrounded by a fence and tarps, the Seville Light Fountain got its own covering as it underwent repairs.

Now, the Seville Fountain not only looks great, it works!  Water comes out of the faces on each side of the fountain now!  It has been years since this fountain was operable.  You may have never seen it work.  Go see it!

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JC Nichols Memorial Fountain – Renovated

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Location:  Mill Creek Park, West 47th Street and JC Nichols Parkway, Kansas City, MO

Found:  April 26, 2015

You can read my original post on this fountain here.  You can read about the renovation here.

The JC Nichols Memorial Fountain was in dire need of repairs.  This fountain is an icon of Kansas City and it has been renovated and looks fabulous!  The fourth original missing dolphin was found and put in its proper place in the fountain.  The “replacement” dolphin is now a sculpture piece sitting northeast of the fountain proper along with a placard telling the story of the missing dolphin and the renovation.

Even if you saw it in the past, it is definitely worth going back and looking at it.  I cannot emphasize enough how great it looks now.  It looks almost brand-new now!

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The Nymph

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Location:  West 69th Terrace and State Line Road, Mission Hills, KS

Found:  April 5, 2015

This sculpture by Raffaelo Romanelli was purchased and placed in 1963 and originally meant to be fountain.  However, the water features were never installed and it became just a sculptural piece.

You can see how the water features would have taken shape.  The face right underneath the nymph looks like where the water would have come out and gone down into the basin below with another face keeping an eye on the drain.

The Nymph herself sits up top.  The nude figure has definitely seen better days as it looks like the elements have not been too kind to her.  Her left arm looks to have been repaired and she is missing most of her feet.

The sculpture is located in the middle of a traffic island at West 69th Terrace on the Kansas side of State Line Road.  She is at the center of the island and is the focal point for a small park.  I took the pictures in early spring when the foliage had not yet bloomed out.  I have driven past here many times and in the summer it is very green and lush.  Perhaps I will go back in the summer and take more pictures and update this post.

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Willow Lake Fountains

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Location:   West 63rd Street and Ensley Lane, Mission Hills

Found:  April 5, 2015

AKA Eisenhower Lake.  This small lake (or large pond, depending on how you want to look at it) has two waterspouts in it.  Located a block or two west of the Mission Hills City Hall Fountain.

Originally found August 17, 2013.  I went out and took all new and more pictures, including pictures featuring the bridge at the north end of the lake.  Instead of just editing the original post, I decided to do a whole new post.

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