Is this your first time here?
Each day, Clio connects thousands of people to nearby culture
and history. Our website and mobile app are free for everyone
and designed to make it easy to discover cultural and historical
sites throughout the United States. You can search for nearby
sites, take a walking tour, create your own itinerary, or simply
go for a walk or drive and let Clio show you nearby sites using
our mobile app. Clio is non-profit and free for everyone
thanks to the support of people like you. Donations are tax-
Click here to learn more!
Eagle Scout Memorial Fountain
Historic Sites, Monuments, Landmarks, and Public Art ()
One of Kansas City's most famous fountains, the Eagle Scout Memorial Fountain was dedicated in 1968. A 22-foot marble memorial with the image of the Eagle Scout badge overlooks the fountain, which was created by architect Maurice McMullen. McMullen designed the fountain pool and adjacent stairways to complement the marble structure, which was originally part of New York City's train station. Kansas City business and civic leaders saved this sculpture from destruction when the train station was demolished.
The Eagle Scout Memorial Fountain is located in Hyde Park and was dedicated in 1968.
This marble sculpture was part of the entrance to the historic Pennsylvania Railroad Station in New York City from 1910 until the station closed in 1963. Kansas City businessman and national Boy Scout executive John W. Starr arranged to have the sculpture brought to Kansas City when the old depot in New York was demolished. The sculpture originally had a large clock within the center of the sculpted wreath. In honor of those scouts who earned the highest award, Starr placed the image of the Eagle Badge where the clock had once been.
"Eagle Scout Memorial Fountain." Kansas City Parks & Recreation. Accessed December 23, 2014. http://kcparks.org/places/eagle-scout-memorial-fountain-2.
39th & Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
This location was created on 2014-12-23
David J. Trowbridge
It was last updated on 2018-06-05
This entry has been viewed 1685 times within the past year