Category Archives: Pompeiian Urn
Location: 6615 Wenonga Terrace, Mission Hills, KS
Found: May 3, 2016
This large urn was once part of the Pompeiian Room in the old Baltimore Hotel in Kansas City, once one of Kansas City’s premier hotels, that opened in 1899. When the hotel was demolished in 1939, the owners gave the urn to J.C. Nichols and he placed it at its current location. It was once considered one of the premier examples of Pompeiian architecture in the United States. I have seen information that it was once part of a fountain but I have not seen whether it was at the old hotel or at its current location. It is not a fountain now.
It is located in a traffic circle along Wenonga Terrace. The address above is approximate but when you reach the circle you cannot miss the urn.
There was a house under construction on the north side of the circle and so all of my pictures were taken from angles to keep the construction and everything involved out of the shots.