Commerce Bank Fountain

Commerce Bank Fountain

This American Legion fountain was dedicated at 9th & Main Streets. Ironically, the pipes supplying the spigots on each side of the shaft burst during the first winter in Kansas City and were permanently turned off.


Van Brunt Boulevard and Budd Esplanade Park, Kansas City, MO

Designer / Artist

Edward Buehler Delk


Installed June 1, 1942


KCMO Parks & Recreation Department

Each side of the obelisk is marked with a metal star, except the west face which has the War Mothers’ emblem and the the years 1917 and 1918 inscribed. The south face has a blue star that is dedicated to those who served, the east face has a gold star symbolizing those who died in the war and the north face has a white star for those who were wounded. Each of the starred sides also has a military saber inscribed on the face underneath the star. On each side of the obelisk at the top is an eagle carved into the stone.

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