Behind these elegant gates is a cemetery of much greater size than I had realized. You can read about its history here; it was originally by the Lemp Brewery, but moved out here for more land. The rolling hills are… Continue Reading
There is a beautiful gate house and caretaker’s house right on the southeast corner, along what was originally Bellefontaine Road, but now renamed Broadway in the city (the road still exists in North County). There is another, newer gatehouse… Continue Reading
We were walking by the Washington Terrace gates again, so I snapped some new photos. It’s still an impressive, Norman Revival example of private street entrance gates.
Sometimes I have a hard time judging a particular building’s architectural style, but other times, like in the case of the massive, imposing Kinsbury Place gates, I have no problem. This is as Beaux-Arts as you can possibly get. Designed… Continue Reading
The gates of Westmoreland Place and Portland Places are prominent landmarks along Kingshighway (see their gates here and here, respectively). But coming around to Union, you realize they have “backdoors,” so to speak. Above are the relatively simple gates of… Continue Reading
I sometimes forget about Calvary Cemetery, drawn to the numerous mausolea of the industrial giants of St. Louis history in Bellefontaine Cemetery. But Calvary has many interesting and beautiful aspects, starting with its front gates, built I would estimate in… Continue Reading
I finally figured out why the lions, which also happen to be a male and female, face towards the Loop. These gates are the entrance to University Heights, a subdivision laid out to the northwest along Delmar. Continuing with the… Continue Reading
South of Brentmoor Park, and laid out at the same time, is Forest Ridge; while the terrain of the street is more level, it still has a distinctive wooded common area in the center. To the south on Big Bend… Continue Reading
Originally the country estate of Robert Carr, Carrswold is one of several private streets created in the 1920’s in Clayton just west of the St. Louis Boundary and Big Bend Road. Heavily Tudor Revival in style, the mansions of the… Continue Reading
Straddling the border between St. Louis and University City on Skinker, Parkview was another private subdivision laid out by Julius Pitzmann. What was once farmland now is heavily forested, with houses peaking out from behind the stately trees.