Saturday, August 30, 2014

#249: Green Center

  • Was started by Mr. Aubrey Green in the 1930s; he built his home on the property in 1932.
  • The property had an orchard, which even at that time, was unusual.
  • Most of the property was purchased from the city of University City (after Green's death in 1995), and was named Kaufman Park after its former mayor
  • The house has been rumored to be haunted.
  • It is currently being used as a place for environmental and garden enthusiasts, as well as a laboratory.

The 'Global Roots Local Shoots' garden in the backyard

The Green Center house

Geometric dome

Green Center sign from the road

The cake on the front porch. I'm curious about the lions...
The cake, done by multi-cake artist Megan Rieke, is what I would probably expect, to be a green one along with a 'green theme':
Left side of the cake

Back side of the cake

Right side of the cake
NOW: The cake was sold by the Green Center (perhaps to help raise money for the place), and it was sold to Chris Davidson, who works at the Missouri School for the Blind. With the help of multi-cake artist Rich Brooks it was re-painted and it was placed at the Missouri School for the Blind.

Official website

8025 Blackberry Avenue, UNIVERSITY CITY, MO, 63130
Cake artist: Megan Rieke

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