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Lions at the Gate - University City, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 39.401 W 090° 18.673
15S E 733966 N 4282110
Quick Description: These lions guard the Gates of Opportunity to University Heights on Delmar at Trinity in University City.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 12/29/2007 9:43:31 AM
Waymark Code: WM2W53
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
Views: 66

Long Description:
These lions were commissioned by E.G. Lewis the founder of University City in 1909. The sculptor was George Julian Zolnay and the original lions were constructed of concrete and each weighed 8 tons. The lions originally stood atop 40-foot pylons of limestone designed by Thomas Young of Eames and Young Architects. Over the years the pylons became unstable and began to lean. In 1991 the pylons were reduced by 14 feet and the concrete lions were replaced with lighter fiberglass ones. The original lions are in the collection of the Missouri Historical Society.
Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): University City Plaza

Link to nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

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Address:
Delmar Blvd at Trinity University City, Missouri


How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

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