American War Mothers Memorial Fountain

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Location:  East Meyer Boulevard and The Paseo, Kansas City, MO

Found:  May 21, 2015

This fountain is in the small traffic circle at the intersection of East Meyer Boulevard and The Paseo.  It is a rectangular obelisk standing 18 feet tall in the middle of a basin.  It is dedicated to those who served in World War I.  Each side of the obelisk is marked with a star, except the west face which has the War Mothers’ emblem and the the years 1917 and 1918 inscribed.  The south face has a blue star is dedicated to those who were wounded, the east face has a gold star symbolizing those who died in the war and the north face has a white star for those who returned home uninjured.  On each side of the obelisk at the top is an eagle carved into the stone.

Research Medical Center is located to the north.  Dunn Park is to the south.  In Dunn Park, up by Meyer Boulevard, is a large solar panel.  This solar panel is what provides power to the fountain and allows it to operate.

This is the second entry I have made for this fountain.  This was the first time I had seen this fountain in operation, so it gets new pictures and the new page treatment.

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Posted on May 21, 2015, in American War Mothers Memorial Fountain and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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