28 September 2011

Tower Grove Fountain..

The central fountain in the lake at Tower Grove Park.  This lake is surrounded by recycled materials.  Henry Shaw used ruins from a burned hotel to construct "The Ruins" that have become such a popular wedding photo site.  The balusters surrounding the south end of the lake adorned the tops of buildings in downtown.  Shaw had those moved to his park before he died, too.  I don't know if there's a history to the fountain yet, but I'm looking...


  1. Is that the same Mr Shaw as in Shaw's Garden at Missouri Botanical Gardens? LOVE that place =)

  2. Yes, Tricia, it is the same man. Henry Shaw created both Tower Grove Park and Shaw's Garden (Missouri Botanical Gardens). The more I read about him, the more he did for this city. He's right up there with the Busch family in my opinion.