Civic and Commercial Projects

Forest Park – Pagoda Circle

St. Louis, MO • Completed 2004


George E. Kessler
Henry Wright
Julius Pitzman
Oehme, van Sweden & Associates
Wolfgang Oehme
James van Sweden

The Pagoda Circle, located within the 1,371-acre Forest Park, five miles west of downtown St. Louis, is the site of the park’s original bandstand built in 1876 and replaced in 1925. Pedestrian bridges cross a new waterway that winds around the bandstand and cascades over concrete weirs. The renewal of this area by Oehme, van Sweden & Associates, the centerpiece of their larger involvement with the park, included 27,000 plants, along with a comprehensive program of invasive plant management.


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  • 5595 Grand Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63112

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The Photographers

Greg Barth (American, b. 1966)
Barth earned a bachelor’s degree in photography from the University of Central Missouri in 1989. After working in a commercial studio, he began a quest to discover why he photographed. He is drawn to the calm of landscape and architecture, which are his natural subjects, and his work has been featured in many art and photography shows. He lives with his wife and two children in Wildwood, Missouri.