Southwest Garden
The Southwest Garden neighborhood borders two internationally known St. Louis landmarks, the Missouri Botanical Garden, founded in 1859, and Tower Grove Park, established in 1868. The land for both the garden and the park was donated by their founder, Henry Shaw, a botanist and philanthropist. Both destinations are designated as national historic landmarks—the garden is one of the oldest in the United States, and the park shares the honor of being on the National Register of Historic Places with only three other municipal parks in the nation. The botanical garden is the best place to start a historical walking tour of the Southwest Garden neighborhood.
Arcadia Publishing
: 9780738561851
: Arcadia Publishing
: 10/13/2008
: Missouri
: Images of America
: 200 Black And White
: 128
: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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A member of the St. Louis Chapter of the National Society of Architectural Historians and the National Society of Arts and Letters, Edna Campos Gravenhorst is the author of Benton Park West, Ay, Mija! and Ay, Mijo!: Why Do You Want to Be an Engineer?, Té de Canela, and Historical Home Research in the City of St. Louis. She is the owner of Three Nosey Broads/Historical Home Research. Her work is in preserving the history of working-class Americans.
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