Making a big splash with fountains Kansas City Water Features and fountain company specialize in water features for homes including ponds, fountains, and waterfalls. Water Feature, landscaping design and installation company in Kansas City, Mo. specializing in landscape design, water features, Fountain Design Kansas. This is Kansas City, the CityContinue Reading

maurin A Seamless Juncture:  New Construction in a Historic Setting.

Respect for the original architectural design or architect must remain steadfast. Great care needs to be taken to ensure that new construction shall be compatible with the historic materials, features, size, scale and proportion to protect the integrity of the property and its environment. The new construction must be undertaken in such a manner that, if removed in the future, the essential form and candor of the historic property would be unscathed. Kansas City has a long history of great architects , such as Shepard, Farrar, and Wiser; Alice Walton; Edward Delk; Root and Siemens; Smith, Rea and Lovitt; Howe, Hoit and Cutler; John Van Brunt; Adriance Van Brunt; and Courtlandt Van Brunt, only to mention a few.

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The Keeper of the Paris of the Plains,’ is the Midwest’s premier custom fountain builder. We are proud to include KU Medical Center and Benedictine College as past clients. Having created and built fountains and water features for numerous companies, organizations and for many private residences, The Masons Co. implements the type of skilled masonry craftsmanship that is pivotal to a long-lasting fountain whose magnificence is timeless.

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Historic Restoration vs. Flipping and Flopping in Kansas City!

63rd st fountain J.C. Nichols 63rd and State Line Fountain   An Expedition in Time with Kansas City Fountains

Kansas City Masonry / The Masons Co is revitalizing yet another majestic fountain in Kansas City!

J.C. Nichols’ remarkable development of the Country Club residential district was unique in that he used irregular lots with shapes that were defined by curving streets that followed the terrain, instead of the usual grid plan of rectangular blocks. Landscape architect George Kessler provided a street plan that incorporated small parks and triangles into his Nichols’ ideal design.

Feeling incomplete because of missing stones or bricks? Troubled by bowing or bulging walls? Plagued by mortar joints or vertical corner cracks? The answer is to hire an experienced, reputable and smart Kansas City masonry company. But the answer is two-fold and the second part of the answer is to makeContinue Reading

The Preservation of Historic Glazed Architectural Terracotta from the medieval associations of tradesmen. Terracotta was treasured as a design component for centuries because of its durability as a construction material and its beauteous and opulent demeanor. Weighing roughly one tenth as much as stone, terracotta can be molded and firedContinue Reading

There is nothing freer than Chalk, the slightest touch of which leaves its trace. Masonry, which includes stone, brick, terracotta, and  block, is found in some capacity on almost all historic buil… Source: The Repointing of Masonry Restoration in Kansas City. A Craft Lost In Time.

There is nothing freer than chalk, the slightest touch of which leaves its trace. Masonry, which includes stone, brick, terracotta, and  block, is found in some capacity on almost all historic buildings and many historic homes. Although customarily considered steadfast, masonry is subject to deterioration, especially at the mortar joints.Continue Reading

Balancing a fountain’s material preservation with its operation and water conditioning needs is very complex. Kansas City Masonry, the Masons Co, works with structural and mechanical engineer… Source: The Magic Fountain of Water Features