Posted on January 31st, 2009 6 comments
South Kingshighway between Odell & Reber
South St. Louis, MO
The homes overlooking the west end of Tower Grove Park are distinctive and do a fine job of representing local residential architecture between the 1890s to early 1900s.
The two facades above stick out from the pack because they made an effort to represent the Art Deco and International styles of the 1930s and 40s. They are the only significant deviation within 4 – 5 blocks, and for sticking their necks out, I salute them.
6 Responses to “A Little Variety on South Kingshighway”
I’ve been meaning to stop and photograph these homes for about the last 859 times I’ve driven by, but still haven’t done it.
I wonder what the story behind them might be.
Toby, these houses are actually older early 20th century houses that were re-faced in the 1940s. I have a Globe-Democrat article from the time that praised the “modernization” that I’ll dig out for you.
Leanna March 4th, 2009 at 2:00 AM
In case anyone is interested, here’s the Google Street View of these houses.
If the tinyurl link doesn’t work just type in
2832 S Kingshighway Blvd, Saint Louis, MO, United States
Interesting houses. Thanks for pointing them out.
Leanna March 4th, 2009 at 2:01 AM
Sorry about the last post. I tinyurled the wrong link. So many links.
Sorry. It’s late. I wasn’t thinking.
thank you for the post and thanks to the whole community for the comments! intellectually very rewarding
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