Compton Heights Gates

I never tire of Compton Heights, with its majestic gate sitting on South Grand, or its Teutonic fortresses of houses of a mix of all the different styles you can imagine.

I couldn’t even tell you what style the gates are, since they’re a combination of numerous styles. Compton Heights was laid out by Julius Pitzmann, who designed many of the private streets in St. Louis at the turn of the century.

The sign almost looks like Art Nouveau or something.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Tom Maher - Kirkwood says:

    It’s a wonder the scrappers have not found those signs, even in South St. Louis.

    1. admin says:

      Thankfully they’re on a busy street.

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