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Shaw commissions a sculpture of himself for his mausoleum.

Henry Shaw posing for mausoleum tomb sculpture.

In the years before his death, Henry Shaw commissioned Baron Ferdinand von Miller to sculpt a statue of himself for his memorial. He posed for the work in a reclining position. The work was completed several years before his death and was stored in the basement of Tower Grove House until it was needed. Shaw built a second mausoleum, designed by George I. Barnett, to be his final resting place. This octagonal structure is made of red granite with a copper roof. Today, one can still see the sculpture of Shaw in the mausoleum, where Shaw is laid to rest.


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