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The Elms Fountains

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Location: The Elms Hotel and Spa, 401 Regent Street, Excelsior Springs, MO

Found:  May 7, 2016

The historic Elms Hotel and Spa has been around for 125 years and has been frequented by celebrities, politicians and notorious people.  It is also haunted by friendly spirits and has been featured on the show Ghost Hunters.  Visit the hotel website to find out more about its history.

As for the fountains, there are two in front of the hotel.  One is right in front of the hotel in a traffic circle.  The other one is at the north end of Elms Boulevard at St. Louis Avenue in the median.  The one at St. Louis Avenue is a two-tiered fountain with an ornate, geometric shaped basin.  The one at the hotel is a three-tiered fountain flowing down into a round basin.

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Epperson House Wall Fountain

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Location:  Epperson House, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 5200 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO

Found:  September 21, 2013

This no longer operational wall fountain can be found at the east end of the Epperson House on the campus of UMKC.  Water used to flow out of the lion’s mouth and into the basin below.  Epperson House was completed in 1923 and was later donated to UMKC in 1942.  It is currently vacant and awaiting renovations.  The house has quite a history and there are numerous stories of ghosts and supernatural events occuring in and around the house.

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