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South Entrance Lodge, Tower Grove Park

I can’t find much information about the South Entrance Lodge of Tower Grove Park, but it is a wonderful building combining a mostly Romanesque Revival Style structure with elements of the Baroque Revival. It sits close to the Arsenal Entrance and Center Cross Street, and the busy cut-through traffic from Tower Grove Avenue and Magnolia Avenue to the north. There is some great, well-preserved detailing from this 1888 building.

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  1. Just – Wow! Do photos of the interior exist?
    Was this used as a caretaker’s residence or for receptions or perhaps as an information booth?

    • Great question: I assume it was a gardener and caretaker’s house.

  2. I imagine all of st louis looking like this, if only people could have kept up maintenance…when I drive in the north side I always think it should all look like main street st.charles, if only…..

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