Parts of Penrose clearly developed early, and these houses are great examples of earlier housing styles. It is a shame that so many of this period of time are abandoned. They make great houses. And as usual, I think some of them are actually two-family buildings masquerading as single family houses.
Also, senior citizens interested in attending a two-week lecture series about my investigations of underground caves and cellars in St. Louis can still register on-line at OASIS for classes on April 16 and 23, both from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Search for class “135.”