Along with various Webster Groves stations, the Kirkwood railroad station served generations of commuters to downtown and other locations. It still serves as an Amtrak station.
The architecture is interesting, best described as influenced by Romanesque architecture with some Shingle Style elements, particularly on the tower.
The surrounding buildings are all occupied; while they are not grand in scale, they are perfectly fine for their surroundings.
In what could only be described as a triumph of good planning, the sweeping asphalt wasteland of an old Target was ripped out and replaced with actual buildings on the street line. What a crazy idea!
Even if architecturally they are no amazing, they still get the job done: creating an urban and walkable environment in downtown Kirkwood.
Here is the street along the railroad tracks from a different angle.