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Corinth Square Fountain

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Location:  Corinth Square, W 83rd Street and Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS

Found:  July 17, 2016

In the Corinth Square shopping area in Prairie Village sits this fountain.  It is outside of SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza at the northeast corner of the main central building.  It is a two-tiered fountain with a bubbler in each tier.  There is a curved pergola standing over the path around the east and north sides of the fountain.

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Roe Highlands Fountain

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Location:  4970 Roe Avenue, Roeland Park, KS

Found:  June 24, 2016

Roe Highlands is an addition in Roeland Park that features both residential and commercial properties.  The commercial property is a shopping center that features a Lowe’s and Price Chopper among others.

This fountain sits next to the US Bank in the shopping center.  It has a square stone-covered basin with eight pillars of varying heights within it.  The pillars look like they are made of concrete.  There are eight to ten water jets at the bottom of the basin that shoot to the same height, although a couple of them weren’t working quite right the day I took the pictures.

There is a sidewalk running next to the property and a couple of benches on the north side of the fountain (opposite the bank) for sitting and watching the fountain and the world go by.

To get to this fountain, you will pass the Roe Highlands Entrance Fountains.

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Roe Highlands Entrance Fountains

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Location:  Roe Avenue and Access Road, Roeland Park, KS

Found:  June 24, 2016

Roe Highlands is an addition in Roeland Park that features both residential and commercial properties.  The commercial property is a shopping center that features a Lowe’s and Price Chopper among others.

These twin fountains with differently-shaped basins flank the entrance to the shopping center.  The one of the south side is built into the hill at the base of the Cricket Wireless store.  The one on the north side is free standing and features a hexagonal basin.  Both fountains are stone-covered and fairly tall.  Eight feet maybe.  Each has three fountains at the top and then the water flows over the edge and falls down to the basin below.  The stones are rough and uneven and creates different effects and splash-patterns as the water falls over them.

There is another separate fountain, the Roe Highlands Fountain, sitting next to the US Bank in the shopping center.

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Hilton Garden Inn Fountain

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Location:  Hilton Garden Inn, 19677 E Jackson Drive, Independence, MO

Found:  June 5, 2016

This neat fountain is in front of the Hilton Garden Inn on Jackson Drive in Independence.  It is east of the Independence Center mall and not far from I-70 sitting among restaurants, the Hereford House shares the same parking lot, and shops.

There is a big basin with flowers and plants in it.  The water flows out of the basin through five gaps and cascades into the irregularly shaped pool below.

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Power and Light District Fountain

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Location:  Power and Light District, near W 14th Street and Main Street, Kansas City, MO

Found:  May 30, 2016

AKA H & R Block Courtyard Fountain, AKA Elements Courtyard Fountain

This double fountain is located in the Elements Courtyard in the Power and Light District in downtown Kansas City.  It is also at the foot of the steps to the H & R Block building.  The Elements Courtyard is a seasonal patio bar next to the district clock tower.

The fountain is a double-sided fountain, each side is identical to the other.  Water flows out the top and cascades down into the pool.  On the ends, there is a stairstep-type structure whereas the middle is much steeper.  In the middle of each fountain is a bowl which looks like it can hold any number of things such as lights or any other type of decorations.

The fountain and the patio bar was recently renovated.  I went up there earlier this month to get pictures but they were roped off with a sign saying they were under renovation.  I took these pictures in the morning on Memorial Day, which accounts for the lack of activity.

It is very hard to get a picture of both fountains at the same time, unless you want to count reflections in the restaurant windows.  I climbed up the stairway under the clock tower to get the photos from above and from just the way the fountains are arranged it was still kind of tough to get both fountains in one photo.

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Ranch Mart Wall Fountain

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Location:  Ranch Mart Shopping Center, 3705 W 95th Street, Leawood, KS

Found:  May 12, 2016

This wall fountain can be found on the main Ranch Mart building between Ranchview Floral & Interior and CVS.  It is a highly-detailed lion’s head which would normally have water coming out of the mouth into the small basin beneath it which would then overflow into the basin on the ground.  However, this fountain was not running and it all looked dry so I do not know when it was last in operation or if it even operates at all.

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Ranch Mart Fountain

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Location:  Ranch Mart Shopping Center, 3705 W 95th Street, Leawood, KS

Found:  May 12, 2016

The fountain for the Ranch Mart is on the southeast corner of the intersection of 95th Street and Mission Road.   The shopping center is behind the fountain and it includes, among other things, a True Value and a movie theatre.

There are four bubblers in the top of the fountain and the water flows down into the lower basin.  Lots of flowers and plants and, of course, the native utility marker flags.

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T-Rex Cafe Waterfall

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Location:  Legends Outlets, Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas

Found:  May 12, 2016

The T-Rex Cafe is a dinosaur-theme restaurant and interactive experience located at Legends.  The exterior of the cafe is made up to look like a prehistoric landscape complete with waterfall and a pool.  Water starts up on the roof somewhere and makes it way down the rocks and stones down into the pool.  If it is a windy day, water will go everywhere and expect to get wet if you walk by.  The pool has four or five fountains in it and sits next to an outdoor seating area.  The small T-Rex skeleton greets everyone that walks by.

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Eisenhower Fishing Fountain

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Location:  Legends Outlets, Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas

Found:  May 12, 2016

This fountain is located towards the east end of Legends.  It features a statue of former President Dwight Eisenhower fishing.  It is a shallow pool that has water flowing through it from underneath the wall on the north side of the pool.  Every so often, one of many jets will make a little bit of water jump out of the pool to simulate fish biting at the bait.  I tried to get pictures of the jumps, but I wasn’t quick enough with the camera to catch one.

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Ward Parkway Center Fountain

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Location:  Ward Parkway Center, 8600 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO

Found:  May 12, 2016

This fountain is located at the east entrance to the Ward Parkway Center underneath the skylight dome.  Lots of granite tile but it blends in well with the colour and design scheme of the area under the dome.

Water flows out the top and falls down to the pedestal and then off the pedestal into the basin below.  For an indoor fountain they apparently have trouble with wet floors as there were yellow warning cones next to the fountain, as you can see in the pictures.  Of course, one of the exterior doors was propped open and the wind was blowing in while I was there.  Cause and effect maybe?

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