Tower Grove Park Fountain
Tower Grove Park in St. Louis opened in 1868 with the then largest variety of tree species (over 200) of any urban park in the country. Today it still holds that honor with 7500 trees covering 325 species. The stone blocks in the photos came from the Lindell Hotel which burned in 1867. They were placed by the fountain to create an "ancient ruins" effect even though they were only four years old. The first photo is dated ca. 1900.