Tower Grove Park - St. Louis, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 36.443 W 090° 15.320
15S E 738993 N 4276782
Quick Description: Marker about the founding of this park
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 7/29/2015 6:32:37 AM
Waymark Code: WMPADK
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Geo Ferret
Views: 4

Long Description:

County of marker: St. Louis Independent City
Location of marker: Circle Dr., Music Stand Tower Grove Park, St. Louis
Marker dedicated: April 26, 2009
Marker erected by: St. Louis-Jefferson Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution

Marker text:

TOWER GROVE PARK
Authorized by the Missouri General Assembly   1867
Donated by Henry Shaw to St. Louis   1868
Opened to the Public   1872
Tower Grove Park reflects a mid-nineteenth century gardenesque landscape design that is more complete and authentic than most urban parks in the nation.
This park follows Shaw's concept of a happy marriage of nature and culture and has remained a landmark in the history of American Landscape.

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History of Mark:
Officially opened to the public in 1872, Tower Grove has been characterized as the largest and best preserved 19th-century Gardenesque style city park in the United States. This formal landscape architecture style features winding paths, symmetrical features, intense planting and the use of architecturally elaborate gates, pavilions, and houses; it differs from the much more numerous Picturesque landscapes of Frederick Law Olmstead and others. The 285-acre tract in the south central part of the city, along with the adjacent Missouri Botanical Gardens, was a gift to the City of St. Louis by merchant philanthropist Henry Shaw (1800-1889), who was largely responsible for its design.


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