A Little Variety on South Kingshighway

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South Kingshighway between Odell & Reber
South St. Louis, cheap 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.

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6 thoughts on “A Little Variety on South Kingshighway

  1. Pingback: Mid-Century Modern Facelifts in South St. Louis City - Modern STL

  2. In case anyone is interested, here’s the Google Street View of these houses.

    http://tinyurl.com/cwvmo9

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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