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El Monte Fountain

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Location:  West 69th Street, Oxford Road and El Monte Street, Prairie Village, Kansas

Found:  July 4, 2014

This neighborhood fountain is found on a triangular traffic island at the intersection of West 69th Street, Oxford Road and El Monte Street.  It is located about 2 blocks west of the Prairie Village Gateway Fountain.

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Westwood (MO) Fountain

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Location:  West 50th Street and Westwood Road, Kansas City, MO

Date Found:  July 4, 2014

In the Westwood area of Kansas City, Missouri, west of Country Club Plaza, and just off Ward Parkway is this fountain sitting in a triangular traffic island at the intersection of West 50th Street and Westwood Road.  The sign says Westwood Park, but the actual Westwood Park is about 3 blocks northwest of here.  Not to be confused with fountains in the cities of Westwood or Westwood Hills in Kansas, which are also in the Kansas City Metro area.

I took these pictures on July 4th and you can see that the fountain area was decorated appropriately.

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Cherokee and 71st Fountain

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Location:  Cherokee Drive and W 71st Street, Prairie Village, KS

Found:  June 18, 2014

This fountain is found on the traffic island formed where Cherokee Drive forks off of West 71st Street.  The fountain features a cherub or angel holding what I think is a fish.  The water for the fountain comes out of the fish’s mouth.  There are three fauns, or satyrs, sitting around the bowl of the fountain and then the water falls into the basin below.  The basin had very little water in it when I took the picture.  A lion’s head can be found at the base of the fountain.  There are nice flowers and plants planted around the basin and a small tree grows behind the fountain.

If this fountain has a particular name, I have not been able to find it.  Therefore, I have named it after the streets.

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Wornall Fountain

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Location:  West 67th Street and Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO

Found:  September 2, 2013

This fountain is located on a small island at the intersection of West 67th and Wornall.  The island is well-landscaped but the tall bushes at the back make the fountain hard to see from the west on West 67th.  The church on the northwest quadrant of the intersection makes for a nice backdrop.

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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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Tomahawk Fountain

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Location:  Intersection of West 67th Street, Wenonga Road and Tomahawk Road, Mission Hills

Found:  July 6, 2013

A small fountain located on an island northeast of Prairie Village along Tomahawk Road.  The island is formed by Tomahawk Road, Wenonga Road and West 67th Street.

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