The Southwest Garden District is one of the strangest shaped, and most dichotomatic neighborhoods in the City of St. Louis. It didn’t make the cut back in 2007 when I was simplifying the neighborhoods I was creating tags for, and the part east of Kingshighway was lumped in with Shaw, and the part to the west was lumped in with other neighborhoods. We’re going to look at the part east of Kingshighway, which is really an undiscovered pocket of lovely houses and four-family apartment buildings coexisting in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of St. Louis.
The street grid is off-kilter, and I often got lost, but the majority of the buildings are from the early Twentieth Century. I think these houses were along Tower Grove Place.
There is a mix of eclectic housing styles and many Arts and Crafts Style houses.