Name: Jefferson Memorial Building
Address: Forest Park (Lindell & DeBaliviere)
Architectural Firm/Architect: Issac Taylor
Standard Architectural Styles: Neoclassical
Sculptor: Karl Bitter
Front facade: Stone, ashlar
Property Type Codes: Museum
Alterations: Recent large addition to rear of building.
Designation: City Landmark
The building, also known as the Missouri History Museum, was designed by Issac Taylor. A memorial to Thomas Jefferson, it was built with proceeds from the 1904 World´s Fair and stands at what was the main entrance to the fair. It was dedicated in 1913, becoming the first national monument to Jefferson. The Neo-Classical limestone building features terrazzo floors, bronze doors, marble wainscoting, decorative plasterwork and Tiffany light fixtures. Seated at the center of the building is a large statue of Thomas Jefferson, created by sculptor Karl Bitter. The museum also houses 8,400 square feet of exhibit space.
site was made possible by: the City of St. Louis Planning and Urban Design Agency and