Hill Above Downtown, De Soto

We explored the far southern Jefferson County town of De Soto recently, and found these stately homes sitting high up on the bluff above the main street in town. It’s nice to get out and see more wood frame houses, and their delicate Queen Anne ornamentation. It’s also interesting to see housing styles normally in brick interpreted in wood.

Make sure to make reservations for my lecture this Saturday, March 7th at 6:00 PM at the International Photography Hall of Fame.


  1. interesting that none of these homes are on silk stocking hill

    • Really? An older man told us that this was the location of the hill.

      • My parents house is the 6th house and actually this is part of the beginning of silk stocking hill. You were in the right area 🙂 there are records at the library about it. It’s on the corner of 4th/clement

  2. I lived at the top of silk stocking hill in DeSoto for 15 years. Silk stocking hill is on south 4th street!

  3. I grew up in the one on South 3rd your first picture I absolutely loved that house has so much character haven’t been in it in years but I hope they didn’t change the character when they remodeled the inside Had a lot of detail in the woodwork like the post on the staircase and molding around top of the rooms and windows 🙂

  4. OK, clearly this is not “Silk Stocking Hill.” Thanks for setting me straight–now I’ll have to go back and find it!

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