Havencrest Castle and RMS Titanic
Havencrest Castle's Memorial Hall is the only place in the world where you can see full-sized historically accurate replicas of sculptures from RMS Titanic's First-class Grand Staircase and Dining Saloon, including a complete replica of the famous clock.
Adrianne and Alan loved the Victorian and Edwardian periods. This naturally led to a keen interest in the RMS Titanic, the great ship of the Edwardian Age, and in particular its Grand Staircase and First-class appurtenances
In March of 1998 the St. Georges held a Titanic-themed sit-down dinner for 20 guests in their home, recreating the actual First-class Dining Saloon's menu. A 3-foot model of the ship adorned the center of the table, surrounded by flowers, and each guest took home Titanic coal to remember the evening.
Titanic survivor, Eleanor Shuman, living in St. Charles, Illinois, was invited to attend. Sadly, in the two week period between the invitations going out, and the date of the dinner, Eleanor passed away. Adrianne St. George related this to the guests at the dinner, and asked for a moment of silence in Eleanor's honour.
It was in this period that Alan began his first 1:2 scale replica of Charles Wilson's famous Titanic clock, and he finished it in 1999. Adrianne immediately threw a dinner party celebrating the sculpture, and even had a cake made with the clock's image in the icing! Since then Alan has sculpted the clock three more times in various sizes including the full-scale version on display in Havencrest's Memorial Hall.
"Alan St. George, is an acclaimed American artist, and lives in his magical home, Havencrest Castle, a turn-of-the-century hilltop home in Savanna, Illinois. Alan has a world-wide reputation for creating the most stunning and iconic works of art relating to RMS Titanic." Bob Angel, The Atlantic Daily Bulletin, official journal of The British Titanic Society, Spring 2020.
Adrianne St. George's, RMS Titanic clock cake in 1999
Alan St. George, surrounded by his work, lecturing in New York to the Titanic Historical Society at their 55th anniversary convention in 2017.
Alan St. George, sculpting the god from Titanic's Dining Saloon.
Alan at Havencrest Castle with his historically accurate RMS Titanic replica of the full-sized bronze cherub lamp.
Alan also makes small versions of the iconic Titanic sculptures such as these 1:2 scale clock and cherub shown in this montage against an archival (colorized) photograph of the Grand Staircase.
(montage provided by Thomas Lamote of France)