St. Louis Forest Park
Saint Louis Art Museum Missouri History Museum The Jewel Box The Muny St. Louis Science Center St. Louis ZOO Forest Park Map
Jewel Box
in Forest Park

"For all the news that is Saint Louis, Saint Louis Front Page."

Saint Louis News
Purple DotSt. Louis News
Purple DotCommunity Info
Purple DotSt. Louis Job News
Purple DotSt. Louis CitySide
Purple DotBusiness News
Purple DotConstruction News
Purple DotSt. Charles News
Purple DotSouthwest, IL News
Purple DotArt Gallery News
Purple DotHotel News
Purple DotRestaurant News
Purple DotEntertainment News
Purple DotSpecial Events
Purple DotNot Just For Kids
Downtown Saint Louis Map
Purple DotDowntown Map
Purple DotAmerica's Center
Purple DotBusch Stadium
Purple DotGateway Arch
Purple DotLaclede's Landing
Purple DotOld Courthouse
Purple DotEnterprise Center
Purple DotUnion Station
Purple DotWashington Avenue
St. Louis Metropolitan Map
Purple DotMetropolitan Map
Purple DotCasinos
Purple DotCentral West End
Purple DotClayton, MO
Purple DotGrand Center
Purple DotGrant's Farm
Purple DotForest Park
Purple DotKimmswick, MO
Purple DotMO Botanical Garden
Purple DotSoulard
Purple DotSt. Charles, MO
Purple DotUniversity City
Purple DotWest Port Plaza
Purple DotTransportation
Purple DotLambert Airport

Jewel Box in Forest Park
The Jewel Box in Forest Park is a favorite backdrop for hundreds of family portraits, weddings and other special events.
The Jewel Box, an Art Deco floral conservatory built in 1936 by the City of St. Louis, has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The designation was given by the National Park Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior because it is, "locally significant in the area of architecture.

The Art Deco building is an outstanding example of greenhouse design." The application was submitted by the Landmarks Association of St. Louis on behalf of the City of St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry.

The Cabanne House, home of the St. Louis Ambassadors, is the only other structure in Forest Park on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Jewel Box has delighted visitors since it opened in November 1936. The floral conservator was designed by William Becker, an engineer with the City's Board of Public Service.

It has been widely hailed for its radical engineering and its design quality, with unconventional, cantilevered, vertical glass walls rising majestically 50 feet high. The building has 15,000 square feet of glass and all horizontal surfaces are constructed of metal. It is surrounded by rose gardens, lily ponds, statuary and monuments.

After an eleven-month, $3.5 million renovation, the Jewel Box in Forest Park reopened to the public December 11, 2002 to reveal a stunning transformation. The restoration of the Jewel Box included new and/or specially cleaned glass, modern heating and cooling systems, lead paint and asbestos abatement, new floral displays and a reconfiguration of the layout.

New amenities such as a bride's room, catering facilities, additional restrooms and a central fountain have created a unique and charming gem for St. Louis. Permanent floral installations will be enhanced on a seasonal basis with flowering plants from the City's greenhouses.

The regular hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is $1. It is free from 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Tuesdays. The Jewel Box is located on Wells and McKinley Drives, east of the St. Louis Zoo in Forest Park. For more information, call 314-531-0080.

The Jewel Box is available for rental for weddings and other special events through the St. Louis City's Parks Department. Call 314-289-5300 for information or reservations.
Red Dot

Thin Red Line

Special EventsSpacer Restaurants spacerHotelsspacerMap

Return to Saint Louis Front Page

space Bar
Moore Design Group The Saint Louis Front Page is owned and maintained by the Moore Design Group for the sole purpose of disseminating news and information about the Metropolitan Saint Louis area. Text or graphics may not be copied, rewritten or distributed in any manner whatsoever without written permission. For more information, contact All rights reserved world wide © 1996 - 2019 Moore Design Group.


St. Louis Fine Restaurant Guide
St. Louis Fine
Restaurant Guide

St. Louis Front Page - Special Events Calendar

St. Louis Front Page
3832 S Broadway Street
St. Louis, MO 63118

To submit news, contact: