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Linnean House Historic Renovation

Breathing new life into a historic greenhouse

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Linnean House Historic Renovation

St. Louis, Missouri

Among the most historically significant buildings on the main campus of the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Linnean House shares the Garden’s status as a national historic landmark. The building, considered the oldest greenhouse in continuous operation west of the Mississippi River, survives since its initial construction in 1882.

While maintenance and restoration have been of consistent high quality over time, the Garden engaged Christner in 2010 for a comprehensive restoration. Great care was taken to preserve the high quality craftsmanship, historic architecture and original footprint. The project included repairs to the building’s ornate masonry, wood windows and doors, and replacement of the glass roof. Overall, the building is restored to its original luster as a place for plant collections much enjoyed by visitors.

Status: Completed 2011

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