For more than 20 years the urns between the columns at the JKW building have been empty. They were designed to hold plant material as part of the detailed architecture of the building.

A 3D lazier scan of the inside of the urns was performs to create a fiberglass mold that is self-watering. Molds were placed in each urn this summer (2021) allowing the SSC Grounds Department to plant in them and add to the beauty of the JK Williams building. These molds allow a certain amount of retained water, however the urns still require hand watering.

The urns have been planted with seasonal color and will be changed out each season of the year or as needed.

submitted by Carla Leonard

Photo from 1935

Photo with no plantings in the urns

Photo with all urns filled

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