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Progress Continues...on the new Bayliss Square Fountain as workmen finish plumbing and electrical work and being assembling portions of the fountain. The wood frame structure encloses the two basic fountain where concrete has been poured.

Bluffs Arts Council officials unveiled this color drawing Tuesday of the proposed performing arts pavilion members hope to build on the north side of Bayliss Park in downtown Council Bluffs. The three=phase building project would cost an estimated…

With winter just around the corner, Parks and Recreation employes [sic] re draining the Bayliss Park fountain of water and removing the 110 color lights and other equipment for the winter season.
Ralph Ulmer, foreground, mans the pump while Bob…

Taking a cool break on a warm day are two youths at the Bayliss Park fountain. As hot weather approaches, the two will probably not be the last who try to wade in the cool waters even though it's against city codes.

Electricians and Parks Department employes [sic] were replacing the colored floodlights in the Bayliss fountain Friday in preparation to turning on the water later in the day. George Stidham, electrician, straightens out the wires as Jim DiBlasi…

A grimacing lion seems to dislike the wet home he received Tuesday as Jim Kenyon of Omaha, an employe [sic] of R & R Construction, positions the sculpture on the rim of the Bayliss Fountain. Eight lions will "guard" the fountain day and night and…

Following The Design And tune up values[sic] on the new fountain in Bayliss Park are Jay Tissot, project engineer from Kim Lighting of California, and Ted Morse, structural designer and project coordinator.

Lamps and nozels [sic] nearly fill the main pool of the new fountain in Bayliss park that is now nearing completion and will be turned on in about a week. Contractor Ed Larsen looks over the maze of equipment that will create a screen of flowing…

A construction crane carefully hoists a 10-ton manhole into a hole at the east end of Bayliss Park. The manhole is for use of Iowa Power and Light Co., which will run power lines to the new fountain in the park.

"Old Rusty"...gets a checkover Thursday from Park Board Commissioner Everett Shockey. The fountain is scheduled to be removed from Bayliss Park.

Bayliss Park Fountain...will send a frothy film of water 40 feet into the air, then decorate it with lesser jet streams and bubblers. This is an artist's concept of how the project will look when plaza, planters and walks are completed. Park Board…

Crusty Foundation...of Bayliss Park Fountain shows the scars of its 78 years and the fountain bowl now is too feeble to hold water. Officials say something will be done with the fountain soon.

In Its Heyday...the fountain in Bayliss Square was a popular meeting place for Council Bluffs residents, young and old alike. This photo is from an old postcard.

Architect's Sketch...shows the ground plan for Bayliss Square's proposed new fountain. The sketch looks north across the square. Sculpture location is on the left side of the pool. Circular areas in the lower part of the stone paved meeting court…

Dressing Up Bayliss Park...Park Supt. John Christensen, left, Park Board member Fred Schlott and Nurseryman William Hecht look over one of the new trees being planted.

After The Last Tree Was Felled Wednesday...the causes damage were removed, and citizens got a new view. Younger trees, growing well within the park sidewalks, are expected to branch out rapidly and replace the ones that were dropped.

Two weeks ago huge elms lined Bayliss Park along Pearl Street, cutting off the view to the north. They were 70 feet high and hung over the curb. Some were considered dangerous. After two minor damage claims were filed against the city by people…

Work started Monday morning removing old sidewalks from Bayliss Park to make way for new walks and a driveway to the speaker's platform. Hansen and Hansen, contractors, were granted a $3, 210 contract for the improvements. The grade will be raised…

This large boulder on the north side of Bayliss park commemorates the early travel upon the Moron Trail through Kanesville, now Council Bluffs, and is dedicated to the throngs who crossed Iowa in advance of the settlement here. It was presented by…

Bayliss Park Fountain at Christmastime (dusk or dawn)