2018 Cantey Lecture- Carol Grove


Carol Grove, Ph.D. is an art historian who specializes in the study of American architecture and landscapes.  As an adjunct professor of American Art and Architecture at the University of Missouri in Columbia, she teaches courses in landscape studies. 

Ms. Grove is passionate about projects designed by the renowned father and son landscape architecture firm of Hare & Hare, established in 1910 in Kansas City, Missouri. This firm developed what would become the most influential landscape architecture and planning practice in the Midwest, with numerous projects in Fort Worth. On the 25th anniversary of the firm’s role as Fort Worth’s park consultant, the Star-Telegram noted that Hare’s “imprint on Fort Worth’s physical appearance probably is greater than any other man’s.”

By 1928 Hare & Hare was engaged to develop a study for an arboretum and municipal rose garden for the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens.  Last Year, under the leadership of Maurie Alliston Reynolds, the Fort Worth Garden Club funded the restoration of the 1933 Rose Garden that was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.  

Ms. Grove is the author of Henry Shaw’s Victorian Landscapes: Missouri Botanical Garden and Tower Grove Park that received an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice magazine and an independent publisher bronze medal in Regional Nonfiction.  With Cydney Millstein, Ms. Grove co-authored Houses of Missouri 1870-1940, and they are collaborating on a forthcoming book titled Hare & Hare, Landscape Architects and City Planners.  

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