St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Jewel Box
Awe-Inspiring Beauty and an Engineering Feat
— Forest Park —
Jewels Around the Jewel Box
Surrounding this structure are other can't-miss sights, including a bronze sundial, granite and wrought-iron gates and a statue of St. Francis of Assisi. Stroll around and pay them a visit.
This Jewel Box is among dozens of significant landmarks, landscapes, and natural areas restored and maintained through the public-private partnership of the City of St. Louis and Forest Park Forever. This area's beautiful landscapes and floral displays are maintained by the Flora Conservancy of Forest Park and the City of St. Louis.
Forest Park — one of the Great Public
* American Planning Association, 2013
While Forest Park fell into disrepair during the second half of the last century, a $100 million restoration campaign led by Forest Park Forever and the City of St. Louis initiated a magnificent new era for the Park. Today, Forest Park Forever and the City continue this partnership to restore, maintain and sustain this civic treasure, with more Master Plan restoration projects recently completed, underway and planned for the coming years.
Erected by City of St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry; Forest Park Forever; The Floral Conservancy of Forest Park.
Location. 38° 38.043′ N, 90° 16.824′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Wells Drive just east of McKinley Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Louis MO 63110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World's Fair Pavilion (approx. 0.3 miles away); Government Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Government Hill & The World's Fair Pavilion (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Muny (approx. half a mile away); Elegance and Beauty through the Years (approx. half a mile away); The James S. McDonnell Planetarium of the Saint Louis Science Center (approx. half a mile away); River Des Peres Sewage and Drainage Works (approx. 0.6 miles away); How Should People Gain Access to Their Park? (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.