Preservation Journal

Kister Park


Gem Furniture

Jean Baggerman Collection, St. Charles County Historical Society



Program: Dedication
Designed by George Worthington, Kister Park is an infill public park space with public restrooms constructed in 1978 in the Main Street National Register Historic District. The now landmark gazebo is classic victorian in design and fully utilizes construction techniques of pre 1900’s craftsmen. It is frequently selected as the memorable site for photographs, both personal snapshots and professional wedding images. George’s design objective of harmony is reflected in the stone walkways, MKT salvaged red brick stairs, virtually hidden but fully accessible restrooms, the authentic period furnishings, and plantings of types available in the 1800’s results in a fully integrated public space harmonizing with the historic structures and enhancing the total environment of our National Register District.