LOYALTYKC HISTORY LESSON 8: KC FOUNTAINS:The first city-built fountain was at 15th & Paseo in 1899. About this same time plans for a second fountain at 9th & Paseo were begun. Though the fountain at 15th street was destroyed in 1941, the fountain at 9th street, still exists. Over the years, Kansas City’s love affair with fountains has continued to flourish. Today you’ll find hundreds of aquatic showpieces—large and small, artistically intricate and cleverly simple—gracing nearly every courtyard, parkland and tree-lined boulevard throughout the area. One of the city’s most recognizable landmarks is the J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain, situated near the iconic Country Club Plaza. Built in Paris in 1910, it once adorned the estate of a New York millionaire. In 1951, Nichols salvaged it from a scrap yard and brought it to Kansas City. The larger-than-life equestrian figures are said to represent four rivers: the Mississippi; the Seine, flowing from east-central France; the Rhine, originating in the southeastern Swiss Alps; and the Volga, Europe's longest river, located in Western Russia. #kchistory #kclandmarks #kcparks #kcfountains #visitkc #igkansascity #reppinkc #cityoffountians #parisoftheplains | KC Parks Instagram Photos

LOYALTYKC HISTORY LESSON 8: KC FOUNTAINS:The first city-built fountain was at 15th & Paseo in 1899. About this same time plans for a second fountain at 9th & Paseo were begun. Though the fountain at 15th street was destroyed in 1941, the fountain at 9th street, still exists. Over the years, Kansas City’s love affair with fountains has continued to flourish. Today you’ll find hundreds of aquatic showpieces—large and small, artistically intricate and cleverly simple—gracing nearly every courtyard, parkland and tree-lined boulevard throughout the area. One of the city’s most recognizable landmarks is the J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain, situated near the iconic Country Club Plaza. Built in Paris in 1910, it once adorned the estate of a New York millionaire. In 1951, Nichols salvaged it from a scrap yard and brought it to Kansas City. The larger-than-life equestrian figures are said to represent four rivers: the Mississippi; the Seine, flowing from east-central France; the Rhine, originating in the southeastern Swiss Alps; and the Volga, Europe's longest river, located in Western Russia. #kchistory #kclandmarks #kcparks #kcfountains #visitkc #igkansascity #reppinkc #cityoffountians #parisoftheplains