Friedrich Jahn Memorial

Overview for Friedrich Jahn Memorial in Forest Park

Photo by City of St. Louis Title: Friedrich Jahn Memorial from the path
Source: City of St. Louis


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Park: Forest Park


The monument is place on the site occupied by the German pavilion during the 1904 World's Fair. Jahn was the father of systematic physical culture and founder of the Turnvereins. The bust is generally considered out of proportion with the accompanying statues. The monument was donated by the North American Turnverein, St. Louis Chapter and was unveiled in October of 1913.


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