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Missouri Botanical Garden [slide]

Creator:
Boehl & Koenig
Board of Trustees
Shaw, Henry
Shaw's Garden
Tower Grove
Seiwa-en
Landscape architect:
Kawani, Koichi
Architect:
Barnett, George L
Horticulturist:
Raven, Peter
Gates, David M
Physical description:
1 slide: col
Type:
Projected media
Place:
United States of America, Missouri, St. Louis
Missouri
Saint Louis
Date:
1930
Notes:
Henry Shaw was in business at 17, retired at 40 a very wealthy man. He built a country house, Tower Grove, in 1849. In 1853, Henry Shaw decided to create a botanical garden at Tower Grove that would be given to the citizens of St. Louis. In 1858 the main part of the 79-acre garden plans had been completed. In 1881 and 1882, the Linnaean House was designed to be similar to a European orangery; it housed displays of camellias. From Superintendents residence east #166.
Topic:
Summer
Pumps
Birdhouses
Driveways
Horses
Wagons
Botanical gardens
Local number:
MO017078
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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