Gargoyle of the Day

Gargoyle of the Day: City Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Photo by Tojosan via flickr (Creative Commons). A gargoyle from the City Museum in Saint Louis.

According to the photographer’s caption on flickr, this grotesque can be found at the City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri. Not being familiar with that particular institution but assuming it was an art museum, I searched online to figure out if this carving is a feature of the building or part of its collection. Instead, I learned that the City Museum is a “an eclectic mixture of children’s playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects”.* In other words, it seems to be a big kids’ version of a children’s museum. How cool is that? I’ve never been to St. Louis, but this place will certainly be on my agenda if I ever decide to visit.

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3 thoughts on “Gargoyle of the Day: City Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

      1. Hello again, Yes I recovered these artifacts during demolition and loaned them to the city museum for 20 years until recent removal.
        The griffins I installed 60 feet lower than original tower.
        fellingcontracting website has a page with salvage process and re-installation at city museum.
        You might also like the Stone Eagle tavern in Rockford, Illinois construction with historic artifacts.
        thank you for asking
        David Felling

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