Another of St. Louis' spectacular 19th-century residential developments, Compton Heights was planned for an area of the ... More
Another of St. Louis' spectacular 19th-century residential developments, Compton Heights was planned for an area of the city that, in St. Louis' earliest days, was set aside for livestock grazing. By the end of the Civil War, residential development was starting to take place; Compton Heights began development in 1888 and was soon to be inhabited by many of St. Louis' wealthy German families. With romantically curving streets(Longfellow and Hawthorne Boulevards) at its center, the neighborhood today looks like a Germanic-inspired fairyland of huge, imposing houses, spectacular brickwork and turrets and other fascinating architectural details.
This is one of the most beautiful, friendly, creative and caring communities I ahve ever visited. It is located between lovely Lafayette Park and Tower Grove Park and around the corner from a virtual Mecca of ethnic restaurants.
The Arch has been a popular tourist attraction since its completion in October 1965. Designed to last 1,000 years, it
reaches 630 feet in height; on a clear day, you can see for about 30 miles from atop the ...
An enormous Catholic church on the edge of the downtown business district, St. Joseph's Shrine dates back to the 1840s,
when ethnic churches primarily German, Polish, Italian and Irish ones ministered to and schooled new immigrants. After a Vatican ...
St. Louis' City Hall, a massive stone building at the corner of Tucker and Market streets, was designed in 1890,
when the city was still among the half dozen largest cities in the country. Roughly modeled after the city ...