Jewel Box (NRIS 00000147)

Address: Jct. of Wells Dr. and McKinley Dr., Forest Park, St. Louis (Independent City), Missouri. County/parish: St. Louis.

1 contributing building.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places March 14, 2000.

From Wikipedia:

Jewel Box (St. Louis)
The Jewel Box (also known as the St. Louis Floral Conservatory and the City of St. Louis Floral Display House) is a greenhouse located in Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri. It now serves as a public horticultural facility and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).It was designed by architect William C. E. Becker and built in 1936 by the Robert Paulus Construction Company. It consists of five stepped, composition-covered wood roofs with clerestories, rather than a regular glass roof, in order to prevent damage from frequent hailstorms. (read more...)

Architects:

  • Becker, William C. E.
  • Paulus, Robert, Construction Co.

Architectural styles:

  • Art Deco

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/00000147

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