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Alfred Benjamin Memorial Fountain

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Location:  Swope Park, Starlight Road and Pavillion Road, Kansas City, MO

Found:  September 14, 2013

Northwest of the intersection of Starlight and Pavillion Roads, and across the street from the west parking lot of Starlight Theatre, is this no longer operational drinking fountain in front of a stand of trees.  It was dedicated to the memory of Kansas City philanthropist Alfred Benjamin.  The sculpture on top shows one man offering a drink to the other.  “Charity” is inscribed over the left bench, “humanity” over the right.  An inscription dedicated to and describing Mr. Benjamin is above the bowl.

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