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Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Elegance and Beauty through the Years

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2019
1. Elegance and Beauty through the Years Marker
Inscription.  
The serpentine wall and Kiener Memorial Entrance to the Zoo were designed by William Bernoudy in 1966.

William Bernoudy was a St. Louis-born architect who studied under Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1930s. He played a vital role in the architecture of St. Louis, and his work represents a major contribution to the history of modern architecture.

The Zoo's brick serpentine wall design is similar to Thomas Jefferson's early neoclassical garden at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The origin of serpentine walls dates to 16th century England.

The Saint Louis Zoo is proud to have had William Bernoudy design this wall, along with the Kiener Memorial Entrance. William Bernoudy's name will be forever linked to these features of the Zoo and Forest Park.

In 2014, the Bernoudy Foundation endowed the Saint Louis Zoo position of the William Bernoudy Vice President of Architecture and Planning.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureParks & Recreational Areas
Elegance and Beauty through the Years Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2019
2. Elegance and Beauty through the Years Marker
. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson series list.
 
Location. 38° 38.238′ N, 90° 17.332′ W. Marker is in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Government Drive south of Government Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 68 Government Drive, Saint Louis MO 63112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Government Hill & The World's Fair Pavilion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Government Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Louis Art Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); World's Fair Pavilion (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Grand Basin (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Original Music Pagoda (approx. half a mile away); Can We Control Nature? (approx. half a mile away); Should Park Space Serve Other Uses? (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forest Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 3, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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