{Throwback Thursday} The Northland Fountain circa 1983This fountain is located in Anita Gorman Park at North Oak Trafficway and Vivion Road. It was erected in 1983. Another name for it is the "Spirit of Cooperation" because $250,000 was raised for it through donations from public and private donations, working toward the common goal of the fountain. Two Northland residents led the led the drive for the fountain, Charles Garney and Anita Gorman.The fountain was specifically designed to run the year around by the Hydrel Company of California. Along with its attractive water features including the central water feature which can shoot water to a height of 30 feet, in the winter ice sculptures are formed in various patterns by the continual running water. The property upon which it is located had been owned by Major Harvey Jackson Vivion, a Civil War officer in the late 1800s. His daughter, Sheffa Vivion Foster and her husband continued to live on the property. Later she sold part of the property to the Midwest Baptist Theological Seminary. Upon her death, her home and surrounding grounds was donated to them. When the seminary decided to both sell and donate property for a park they stipulated that a fountain be erected. This park was first known as "North Gate Park", which was changed to Anita B. Gorman Park in 1991. #KCParks125 #KCParks #TBT #ThrowbackThursday | KC Parks Instagram Photos

{Throwback Thursday} The Northland Fountain circa 1983This fountain is located in Anita Gorman Park at North Oak Trafficway and Vivion Road. It was erected in 1983. Another name for it is the "Spirit of Cooperation" because $250,000 was raised for it through donations from public and private donations, working toward the common goal of the fountain. Two Northland residents led the led the drive for the fountain, Charles Garney and Anita Gorman.The fountain was specifically designed to run the year around by the Hydrel Company of California. Along with its attractive water features including the central water feature which can shoot water to a height of 30 feet, in the winter ice sculptures are formed in various patterns by the continual running water. The property upon which it is located had been owned by Major Harvey Jackson Vivion, a Civil War officer in the late 1800s. His daughter, Sheffa Vivion Foster and her husband continued to live on the property. Later she sold part of the property to the Midwest Baptist Theological Seminary. Upon her death, her home and surrounding grounds was donated to them. When the seminary decided to both sell and donate property for a park they stipulated that a fountain be erected. This park was first known as "North Gate Park", which was changed to Anita B. Gorman Park in 1991. #KCParks125 #KCParks #TBT #ThrowbackThursday

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