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Sixty-Ninth Street Fountain

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Location:  Ward Parkway, between W 68th Terrace and W 69th Street, Kansas City, MO

Found:  May 12, 2016

This fountain was established by the JC Nichols Company in 1930.  It sits in the median of Ward Parkway between 68th Terrace and 69th Street.  Arno Park is across the street to the southwest.  Water bubbles up out of the top of the fountain and eventually falls into the pool below.  The pool is lined with shrubs and flowers.

This is an update post from an old post.  This was the first time I had ever seen this fountain in operation.  The old post had pictures of it not running and I was under the impression that the fountain did not run at all anymore.  Evidently my impression was wrong or it had gotten fixed.  Anyway, pictures of a fountain running as opposed to not running always calls for a new post.

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Romanelli Gardens Fountain

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Location:  Romanelli Island, West 69th Street and Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO

Found:  September 2, 2013

Romanelli Island is an island formed by West 69th Street, Edgevale Road and Wornall Road.  The sculpture consists of three cherubs around a goose with the water coming out of the goose’s bill and falling into the basin below.  Water then flows out of the basin through the ram’s heads at either end.  The island is at the entrance of the Armour Fields section of Kansas City.  To the east you can make out the Armour Center Fountain.

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Armour Green Fountain

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Location:  Armour Hills, West 69th Street, Grand Avenue and Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO

Found:  September 2, 2013

In the Armour Hills area on an island formed by West 69th Street, Grand Avenue and Rockhill Road.  A multi-tiered fountain with a pine cone shaped object at the top, out of which the water flows.

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Armour Center Fountain

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Location:  Armour Hills, West 69th Street and Brookside Road, Kansas City, MO

Found:  September 2, 2013

This fountain can be found on the second island east of the intersection of West 69th and Brookside.  You can see the Romanelli Gardens Fountain from here to the west.  The sculpture features a boy standing over a duck while holding a duckling on his shoulder.  The duck provides the fountain with the water coming out of its bill.  This fountain is in the Armour Hills area

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