Saturday, May 9
2:00 – 3:30 PM
$10 benefiting the Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association
From its origins as the road leading from Grand Avenue to the Missouri Botanical Garden, Shawâ€™s Flora Place was destined to be a significant street. Late 19th century subdivision led to Flora Placeâ€™s blossoming as a private street lined with large houses designed by a whoâ€™s-who of area architects. Architectural historian Michael R. Allen, director of the Preservation Research Office, will lead a tour that illuminates the fine architecture while calling out some of the streetâ€™s colorful residents (including two former mayors and an inimitable television broadcaster).
Meet at the Grand Avenue entrance gate.