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Long, Dry Season Of Repair Almost Over For J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain

The iconic J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain on the Country Club Plaza will soon be bubbling again.

The fountain underwent extensive repairs this winter, paid for by $250,000 in private donations.

Workers installed the bronze statues Wednesday, and Kansas City Redditors shared photos of the four horsemen on their way across the metro.

Next week, workers will test the fountain to make sure the plumbing has been installed correctly. It's expected to reopen April 14 for Fountain Day.

Though the Kansas City Parks Department pays for regular maintenance and routine repairs for the city's fountains, money for extensive renovations comes from the City of Fountains Foundation. Eight other iconic fountains are considered in need of critical repairs.

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