Tower Grove Fountain
Tower Grove Park is a municipal park in the City of St. Louis, Missouri. Most of its land was donated to the city by Henry Shaw in 1868. It is on 289 acres adjacent to the Missouri Botanical Garden, another of Shaw’s legacies, These picturesque "ruins" in Tower Grove Park, Saint Louis, Missouri, were actually assembled here by park founder Henry Shaw. They are remains from the Lindell Hotel, which was destroyed by fire in 1867. Admiration of old ruins had become popular by the European Grand Tour, and led to the construction of follies such as this. Fountain in the Ruins"The faux ruins and fountain pond at Tower Grove Park.Created by park founder Henry Shaw in 1872/73, and restored in summer 2010.
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