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Missouri Botanical Garden, 2345 Tower Grove Avenue, Saint Louis, Independent City, MO

Missouri Botanical Garden, 2345 Tower Grove Avenue, Saint Louis, Independent City, MO



Significance: The site of important botanical research since its inception, the Garden was one of the first institutions in the country for horticultural display and education. Just ten years after it was founded by Henry Shaw in 1858, it was considered to rival the finest such European institutions.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-148
Survey number: HABS MO-1135
Building/structure dates: ca. 1855- 1858 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1863 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1868 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1873 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1878 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1891-1895 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1904-1905 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1912-1917 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1921 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1935-1936 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1939 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1945 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1959 Demolished
Building/structure dates: 1959 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1972-1974 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 71001065



1939 - 1970


Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Calder, Alexander
Shaw, Henry
Peck, Charles H
Barnett, George Ingram
Olmsted, Frederick Law
Olmsted, John Charles
Eliot, Charles N
Noyes, John
Taylor, Isaac S
Greenleaf, Eugene L
Mauran, John Lawrence
Russell, Ernest John
Garden, Edward Gordon
Jamieson, James P
Kretschmar, Howard Sigismund
Adams, Ross C
Nicoli, Carlo
von Miller, Ferdinand
Engelmann, George
Pring, George H
Barnett, George Ingram
Barnett & Weber
Olmsted Brothers
Moore, George
Trelease, William
Beilmann, A P
Layton, Emmet
Mackey & Murphy
Layton, Layton & Rohrbach
Burch, Derek
Dingwall, Robert
Elsley, John
Ward, Walter Bryan
Mackey, Eugene
Bakewell, Harriet Rodes
Rausch, Geoffrey L
Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum
Gray, Asa
Moore, George T
Von Schrenck, Hermann
Craig, Moses
Irish, Henry C
Gurney, James
Bannes, John
Anderson, Edgar
National Council of State Garden Clubs
Washington University
Harvey, Robert, project manager
Bauer, Steven, project manager
Mertz, Stuart M, project manager
Hamm, Carolyn, historian
Ackerman, Patrick, delineator
Fauber, Suzanne, delineator
Macht, Carol, delineator
Dessauer, Peter, historian
Roberts, Lennard A, delineator
Temmink, John R, delineator
Torpy, Theodore S, delineator
Dolinsky, Paul D, delineator
Potter, Durward W, delineator
Fine, Jonathan, delineator
Heckman, Daniel J, delineator
Lowe, Jet, photographer
Myers, Denys Peter, historian
Jandoli, Liz, transmitter


St. Louis, Missouri, United States37.96425, -91.83183
Google Map of 37.9642529, -91.8318334


Library of Congress

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