Stratford Gardens Fountain

Stratford Gardens Fountain

This fountain dates to 1927. The lower basin is an antique horse trough made from Carrara marble that reportedly was first used in a public square in Rome. The smaller trough resting above it was used for human consumption while they waited for their animal to drink. Both troughs are decorated with ornamental fluting.

Water fills up the smaller trough and moves into the larger horse trough through two openings. There used to be an opening in the lower trough through which water would discharge into the stone-lined channel and move down to a reflecting pool. This fountain had fallen into disrepair and was not in operation for a while but in early 2017, the Stratford Gardens Homes Association had the troughs restored and the fountain repaired, and it was put back into service that spring.


VWest 63rd Street and State Line Road, Kansas City, MO

Designer / Artist


1927, Restored 2017


Stratford Gardens Homes Association

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