Carnahan Memorial Gardens – Jefferson City MO

Description

This sunken garden is chiseled out of the hill adjacent to the 1871 Governor’s Mansion that overlooks the Missouri state capital. The gardens were started in the late 1930s by the WPA. Work included extensive rock wall work. There is a grand stairway that ascends to a pergola that is lit with original lighting. The view of the capital is stunning. The gardens were renamed the Carnahan Memorial Gardens after the untimely death of former governor Mel Carnahan in 2001.

Source notes

http://jeffersoncitymo.areaguides.net/attraction_details.html?detailsListingId=ATTRACTIONS_52aed764c2ce16ec9d2c06806f02b1b3

http://visitjeffersoncity.com/blog/2009/08/14/carnahan-memorial-garden/

Project originally submitted by Charles Swaney on April 7, 2013.

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Location Info


101 Jefferson St.
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Coordinates: 38.57793917046611, -92.17025302908326

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