Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Clifton Heights Park

I don't know why it took so long to get out to the Clifton Heights neighborhood, but I'm glad I did.
It is a stunning example of a Victorian suburban development, complete with ducks and winding paths that snake around the pond.
Even more interesting, it has a large collection of wood frame houses from the turn of the century, which is rare in much of the city.

2 comments:

  1. Tom Maher - KirkwoodFebruary 28, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    My Mother had a friend who lived in one of those houses around the park. Boy, coming from the boonies of Kirkwood, we thought this was high society back in the '40s. Mom's buddy was from England before the War and was veddy proper; I recall the sandwiches she served were tiny things with no crust.
    That has always been a classy area and I'd imagine the housing prices have reflected it.

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  2. One of those gingerbread houses has an indoor pool. It's very well know in the neighborhood!

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