First, a little history:
- Land was purchased in 1835 by James Sutton from the U.S. Government.
- Real estate developer Henry Laumeier and his wife purchased the property sometime in the mid-20th century
- Henry died in 1959, and his widow, who passed in March 1968, left the land in her will to be gifted to the people and residents of St. Louis County.
- In 1975, there was discussion about turning the property into a sculpture park, and the dream became a reality in 1977.
- Today, there are over 60 sculptures found all over the park. It just keeps on growing.....
|Man with briefcase sculpture, done by Jonathan Borofsky|
|'The Way' sculpture, which was sculpted by Alexander Liberman in 1980. It is made up of 18 salvaged steel oil tanks|
|The eyeball sculpture|
One of the few '3-D' cakes put out there (rumor has it that this was frowned upon the stl250 organization as it was considered breaking the rules). I'm sure Laumeier didn't mind. This one I believe represents not just the outdoors but the tools for the perfect sculpture:
|Right side of the cake|
|Back side of the cake|
|Left side of the cake|
|Top of the cake|
|Hey, what's with the bomb-looking thing?!|
12580 Rott Road St., ST. LOUIS, MO, 63127 (it is actually located close to or in Sunset Hills and Kirkwood but the address is listed as 'St. Louis')
Cake artist: Nick Lang -or- the Laumeier team (according to its stl250 profile page)