Name: Barnett, George Ingham
Category: Planning and Development
Description: Born in Nottingham, England, George I. Barnett came to St. Louis in 1839. He was one of the city´s first professionally trained architects and was known as "The Dean of Architects." St. Louis buildings designed by Barnett include St. Vincent De Paul Church in LaSalle Park (1844-45); the Grand Avenue Water Tower, an imposing Corinthian column standing 154 feet high; and many structures at Shaw´s Garden, including Henry Shaw´s Country House (1849), known as "Tower Grove House. Barnett’s sons, George Dennis Barnett and Thomas P. Barnett, continued Barnett´s architectural legacy, along with his son-in-law, John I. Haynes, in the firm of Barnett, Haynes and Barnett.
Structures & Places
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