{Throwback Thursday} #KCParks125 #TBT #CityOfFountains #throwbackthursday #KCParks FITZSIMONS MONUMENT/FOUNTAIN, 12th & The Paseo, circa 1922. This memorial fountain was erected to honor Lieutenant William T. Fitzsimons, the first American officer killed after the United States entered the First World War, and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical School. He died on September 7, 1917 when a German bomb fell on the hospital tent where he was working. America entered the War on April 7, 1917.The memorial was dedicated on May 30, 1922. Kansas City architect John Van Brunt designed the memorial panel and drinking fountain. Most of the money for it was raised by public contributions to the Fitzsimons Memorial Fund; Park Department funds were also used. It was added to the already existent Terrace at 12th Street and The Paseo which John Van Brunt and George Kessler designed in 1898. Constructed of Dakota limestone, the memorial panel features carved pilasters topped with a round arched pediment with a tribute to Dr. Fitzsimons written on the panel and an emblem representing medicine. At the base of the feature is a lion’s head spout that issued a single jet of water into a fluted water basin supported by a pedestal. The sculpture was executed by Jorgen C. Dreyer, a Kansas City sculptor. | KC Parks Instagram Photos

{Throwback Thursday} #KCParks125 #TBT #CityOfFountains #throwbackthursday #KCParks FITZSIMONS MONUMENT/FOUNTAIN, 12th & The Paseo, circa 1922. This memorial fountain was erected to honor Lieutenant William T. Fitzsimons, the first American officer killed after the United States entered the First World War, and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical School. He died on September 7, 1917 when a German bomb fell on the hospital tent where he was working. America entered the War on April 7, 1917.The memorial was dedicated on May 30, 1922. Kansas City architect John Van Brunt designed the memorial panel and drinking fountain. Most of the money for it was raised by public contributions to the Fitzsimons Memorial Fund; Park Department funds were also used. It was added to the already existent Terrace at 12th Street and The Paseo which John Van Brunt and George Kessler designed in 1898. Constructed of Dakota limestone, the memorial panel features carved pilasters topped with a round arched pediment with a tribute to Dr. Fitzsimons written on the panel and an emblem representing medicine. At the base of the feature is a lion’s head spout that issued a single jet of water into a fluted water basin supported by a pedestal. The sculpture was executed by Jorgen C. Dreyer, a Kansas City sculptor.

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