Four Fauns Fountain

AKA Pool of Four Fauns, Four Fauns Reflecting Pool

Nestled into a quaint little courtyard near Nichols Road and Broadway is the Four Fauns Fountain. Accompanied by wooden benches inlaid with colorful Spanish tile, Plaza guests gather around the fountain to take a break from shopping and site-seeing. The trickling sounds of water spatting across the pool are relaxing and tranquil. 

LOCATION

Country Club Plaza, 314 Nichols Road, Kansas City, MO

DESIGNER/ARTIST

DATES

Original installation 1928, Relocated 1958, Replicas placed 1964-65

OWNER

Country Club Plaza KC Partners LLC

In 1928, four bronze faun figures were purchased by John C. Taylor in Brindisi, Italy. They were reportedly 200 years old and each had a distinct pose. The fauns were installed in a fountain designed by the J.C. Nichols Company at the southwest corner of 47th and Broadway. When Plaza Central Park was completed in 1958, the figures were relocated to their present location. In 1964-65, three of the original fauns were stolen. Replicas were made of the remaining faun and they took the place of the originals, which is why all of the fauns are identical now.

Each faun sits on a corner of the pool. They each hold a spigot in their left hand which shoots a stream of water into the pool. The bottom of the pool is covered by tiles in hues of blue, yellow and green. A plaque on the east end of the fountain describes what a faun is in Roman mythology.

The City of Fountains Foundation holds an endowment for this fountain.

Help keep this fountain running.