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Belvoir Winery Fountain

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Location:  Belvoir Winery, 1325 Odd Fellows Road, Liberty, MO

Found:  September 3, 2016

The Belvoir Winery is located on the site of the Odd Fellows Home outside of Liberty.  The history of the International Order of Odd Fellows and the site is long and extensive and I cannot do it justice.  However, the Belvoir Winery website has a section about it that is much more detailed and interesting that I could ever make it.

The Belvoir Winery operates as a winery, obviously, and as an historic event venue.  It is a popular spot for weddings as well as other family and corporate events.  It also hosts regular paranormal investigations open to the public.

The fountain is located at the west end of the grounds down by where the driveway splits.  Water comes out the top and descends down five saucers, each one larger than the one above it.  After the fifth saucer, it falls down past the stem of the fountain, which looks to have swans around it, into yet another saucer before cascading down into the basin below.

In regards to the fountain, weddings are very important in that the only days the fountain runs are wedding days.  Check the website calendar to see when weddings are occurring before travelling out there to photograph the fountain.  Also, be aware and respectful of the wedding setup should it be near the fountain.  On this day, the wedding setup was around the gazebo off to the side of the fountain so I wasn’t able to get pictures of the fountain from and through the gazebo.  Also, get out there no later than early afternoon, so you don’t interfere with wedding photos.

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Swan Fountain

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Location:  Verona Columns Park, Ensley Lane and Overhill Road, Mission Hills

Found:  September 2, 2013

A small park with some big features.  The focal point at the back of the park is the Verona Columns, eight in total.  In front of the columns is the Swan Fountain and in front of that is a long reflecting pool with some water jets in it.  Mission Road also intersects here.

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