Thursday, November 26, 2015

Henry Shaw's House

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Henry Shaw was born in Sheffield, England, in 1800. He made a bunch of money in the hardware and steel products trade in St. Louis, enough to retire at the age of 40. He was an avid botanist and his estate became the Missouri Botanical Garden, one of the finest in the country. His home is open on special occasions. This was the first time we had actually been in it. 

The photo below is of the next building over. Not Shaw's house but a nice 19th Century structure.              

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4 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

How lovely it looks with the Christmas decorations lit up Bob.

Sharon Anck said...

It's a gorgeous house. I can't believe I never visited the botanical gardens there. A reason to return.

José Mendonça said...

Wonderful atmosphere in the top pic and great contrasts below.

William Kendall said...

Both are beautiful places.