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University City in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Henry Shaw

Born July 24, 1800

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Henry Shaw Marker
Inscription.  Henry Shaw, only 18 when he came to St. Louis, was one of the city's largest landowners by age 40. Working with leading botanists, he planned, funded and built the Missouri Botanical Garden, which opened in 1859. Shaw donated the land for Tower Grove Park and helped with its construction. He wrote botanical tracts, endowed Washington University's School of Botany, helped found the Missouri Historical Society, and gave the city a school and land for a hospital. Of Shaw's gifts, the Botanical Garden is best-known. Said as early as 1868 to have "no equal in the United States, and, indeed, few anywhere in the world," it epitomizes the legacy of Henry Shaw.
 
Erected 1993 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.343′ N, 90° 18.198′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard east of Westgate Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6346 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Betty Grable (a few steps from this marker); Barry Commoner (a few steps from this marker); Harold Ramis (a few steps from this marker); Pierre Laclede (a few steps from this marker); Grace Bumbry (a few steps from this marker); Bob Gibson (a few steps from this marker); Eugene Field (a few steps from this marker); Elijah Lovejoy (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 25 times since then and 9 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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