City Hall Sculptures – Kansas City MO

Description

Artist Carl Paul Jennewein created a series of fountains flanking the walkway to the PWA city hall entrance, descending to the south away from the city hall with a winged horse followed by shells and fantastical creatures.

C. Paul Jennewein, Ulric Ellerhusen, and Walker Hancock also carved a series of 16 bas relief friezes surrounding the Kansas City Hall depicting the history and people of Kansas City

Paul Jennewein was born In Stuttgart and immigrated to the United States in 1907, apprenticed with Buhler and Lauter, studying at the Art Students League of New York at night. Although he worked as a muralist early in his career, he is best known for his sculpture, some of which is similar to Paul Manship’s work. His work “Spirit of Justice” in the Dept of Justice building was covered by a curtain by the Justice Dept under John Ashcroft since it was a nude and was the backdrop for Justice Dept press conferences.

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
4430492

Source notes

C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration." (1939).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas_City_City_Hall

Project originally submitted by Charles Swaney on March 13, 2013.

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Location Info


414 E. 12th St.
Kansas City, MO 64106

Location notes:

Coordinates: 39.100550, -94.577829

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