American War Mothers Memorial Fountain is dedicated to those who served in World War I

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One fountain in the “City of Fountains” is dedicated to those who served in World War I.

The American War Mothers Memorial Fountain was installed in 1942, according to The City of Fountains Foundation.

It sits at The Paseo and E Meyer Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri.

The tower in the center has metal stars on three of the four sides. The Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department said each star represents soldiers in WWI:

  • Gold is for those who died in the war.
  • Blue is for those who were wounded.
  • White is for those who returned uninjured.

The War Mother’s insignia is on the fourth side.

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Architect Edward Buehler Delk designed the fountain, according to the Missouri Valley Special Collections. He came to Kansas City in 1920 to help design the Country Club Plaza.

The Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department owns the fountain. The fountain is one of two owned by the department that is solar powered. 

The City of Fountains Foundation holds an endowment for the American War Mothers Memorial Fountain. It’s set for maintenance and restoration. 

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