o CHILD DRINKING FOUNTAIN 570 The Road Less Traveled/ Historical Fountains, The Masons Co

The ancient Greeks used aqueducts and gravity-powered fountains to distribute water. Water Gardens creates stunning water features. We provide top-notch service, outdoor spaces, landscaping, and ponds around Kansas City. Kansas City provides comprehensive water feature design, installation, and repair services throughout the Greater Kansas City area. Water Feature Design for Enhancing Your Natural Environment. Waterfalls. Fountains. Bubbling Rocks. Ponds.Continue Reading

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 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 engineers, architects, owners and maintenance crews to treat deterioration and devise long term effective strategies to maintain and preserve fountains in parks, major buildings and private residences. Historical restoration and modernization are the foundation of our company’s foresight when these showpieces are placed in our hands.

For one who indulges in a love of all historical structures constructed with brick, block or stone, reviving a masonry majestic to its former glory satiates the craftsman’s passion for stonework.

washinton The Art of Masonry, or the Craft.

The Masons Co and Dionysian Artificers of Kansas City has provided historic preservation consulting, masonry repair, masonry maintenance, Kansas City Brick repair, stone repair, tuckpointing, repointing, mortar matching.

clendening 1 Dr. Logan Clendening Memorial Fountain. The Baker Street Irregulars

  “Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult.” This phrase comes from the first two lines of  Aphorismi , which was written by the Ancient Greek physician, Hippocrates. What he meant by these lines is:  “It takes a long time to acquire and perfect one’s expertiseContinue Reading

oil corn The Masons Trade Unions. Corn, Wine, Oil.

The Masons Trade Unions. Corn, Wine, Oil.