Seneca, Kansas
A New Life & Location for an Old Fountain

Cutting the ribbon May 7, 2021

The fountain in Seneca, Kansas is now fully restored and the water is flowing once again as of May 7, 2021 when a ribbon cutting was held to mark another milestone in the life of the fountain. Much of the work had been completed in 2020 with the exception of installing the new light and then COVID struck and the project hit some delays.

Jim Mitchell, a Seneca Council member, served as the leader/coordinator for the project. Jim is in the blue t-shirt on the right side of the fountain. Some of the others in the picture starting from the left are Dean Luckeroth, who handled much of the masonry work; Kylee Luckeroth, Council member and Chamber of Commerce executive director; and Julie Strathman for the STEP Foundation. On the right side next to Jim are Phil Boeding, plumber; Tori Jost, STEP Foundation, Jerri Stallbaumer, genral contractor; and Marceil Hasenkamp, STEP foundation.

One other person not in the picture who deserves recognition is David Harris of Light and Time Design Studio who made the new lions heads and refurbished the plaque. We want to thank all of those who helped restore this beautiful and historical fountain.

Earlier update:

We want to thank Janet Hicks for letting us know that the fountain in Seneca, Kansas is being restored and on June 13, 2020 the water was turned on at its new location at Main and 6th Street. You can read the earlier history that we had previously posted here. The restoration is not quite complete yet as a restored version of the lights on top of the fountain will soon be in place.

A 2018 grant obtained through the Nemaha County STEP Foundation paid for the restoration and move to it's new home on the corner of Main and 6th Streets on the lawn of the Seneca Free library,


Updated May 10,2021

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