|Panel 4, Image C|
|...has its own Landmarks.|
Stone Fences & Urn on Meyer Circle.
The use of decorative stone fences is something of a trademark in many sections of the Country Club District. This feature was copied by Nichols in his earliest Missouri subdivisions near Brookside from the pattern developed by William Rockhill Nelson in his residential district north of 47th Street and in the neighborhood of Nelson's home, Oak Hall [the site of todays Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art]. The Nichols Company early began the practice of placing pieces of outdoor sculpture at intersections to increase the distinctiveness of a particular residential section. In 1995, only one urn and the base of a second piece remain from earlier times on the west side of the circle. Two new urns have been added in the 1990s to the piers of the fence on the northwest section of the circle.
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