Monthly Archives: February 2016

Observation Park Fountain

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Location:  Observation Park, W 20th Street and Holly Street, Kansas City, MO

Found:  February 5, 2016

On the north side of Observation Park is this wall fountain.  You can find it by starting at the intersection of 20th and Holly and taking the sidewalk leading east from there.  You will see a tall block wall with staircases leading up into the park.  This fountain is found at the bottom of that wall.

The fountain does not run.  However, it’s fairly obvious how it worked.  Water came out of the mouth of the lion and into the basin.  Also, due to its secluded location, the city has had problems with graffitti over the years.

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Frank S. Land Memorial

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Location:  8640 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri

Found:  January 31, 2016

The Frank S. Land Memorial is a memorial sculpture and was, at one time, also an operational fountain.  I’m not sure if it was once part of a fountain or if the memorial itself was the actual fountain.  This memorial has been relocated at least once, if my research is accurate.  The memorial is currently located in front of the Masonic Hall on Holmes Road.

Frank S. Land was a business and community leader in Kansas City and also the founder of the Order of DeMolay (aka DeMolay International), which is now an international youth organization.

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