Prairie Village Gateway Fountain

Prairie Village Gateway Fountain

The Prairie Village Gateway Fountain sits at the northwest corner of the intersection of Mission Road and Tomahawk Road and across the street from The Village shopping center. It features the concrete-and-stone sculpture “Pioneer Family” by Annabelle Campbell. The sculpture depicts a man and a woman with a baby posed on top of a rock with a wagon wheel between them. The sculpture sits among other smaller rocks on the top tier of the round two-tiered fountain. Water bubbles up through the rocks to the woman’s right. Water flows through scuppers to the bottom tier which is ringed with bubblers.

The sculpture was purchased by the JC Nichols Company and placed at the street entrance to the east parking lot of The Village Shopping Center. When Highwoods Properties purchased the JC Nichols Company, they donated the sculpture to the City of Prairie Village who made it part of the fountain at Mission and Tomahawk.


Mission Road and Tomahawk Road, Prairie Village, KS

Designer / Artist

Annabelle Campbell


1951, Dedicated 1952, Relocated 2002


City of Prairie Village

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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