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 Henry Shaw

Henry Shaw

Birth
Death 25 Aug 1889 (aged 89)
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 6896 · View Source
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Philanthropist and botanical gardens creator. An English businessman born in Sheffield England on 7/24/1800, settled in St. Louis. He developed the Missouri Botanical Garden over a period of 30 years (it's also known as Shaw's Garden). It consists of 79 acres & contains the world's first geodesic dome greenhouse & the largest Japanese garden in North America. He died on 8/25/1889 & was buried in the tomb inside the mausoleum he had build in front of his home in the middle of the the garden now known as the Missouri Botanical Garden. The fifty honorary pallbearers included such STL notables as Adolphus Busch & William Lemp, brewery giants.


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  • Added: 10 Nov 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6896
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Shaw (24 Jul 1800–25 Aug 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6896, citing Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .