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Name:    Barnett, George Ingham
Profession:  Architect
Category:  Planning and Development
Born/Started:    1815
Died/Ended:    1898
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
Grand Avenue (Old White) Water Tower
Henry Shaw Country House
Mullanphy Emigrant Home
Old Custom House & Post Office
St. Louis Life Insurance Building
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
Water Tower, White

Barnett, Thomas P.
Haynes, John Ignatius
Annan, Thomas B.
Barnett, George Dennis

Landmarks Letter
Westmoreland and Portland Places, History of Private Streets 1888-1988

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