Thursday, March 1, 2012

Clifton Heights Streetscapes

The gently curving streets of Clifton Heights offer a panorama of vistas as one walks down its streets.
While walking past some houses, you might see a break in the trees and glimpse Barnes Hospital off in the distance.Below, a couple of gingerbread houses have crept into the neighborhood, adding another dimension of architectural style.
The wide variety of housing stock, from different generations certainly adds to the character of the neighborhood, including a wide variety of sizes, as this street of bungalows attest.
This church, wedged in between two streets, is a great example of the walkable church, where the people on surrounding streets would attend.
I love how the red brick stands out from the clapboards of the nearby houses.


  1. I used to live in that neighborhood for a year. Just across the street from that church, did you notice the creepy white house with the dolls in the windows?

    1. I might have a picture of that house for tomorrow's post.

    2. Ah, the clifton heights doll house, used to take my stupid county friends past there all the time; "see how crazy everyone in the city is?"

  2. Tom Maher - KirkwoodMarch 1, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    OMG - OMG - OMG!
    The white 2-story with the stone wall in front, right behind the red sign in photo #2 is the one my Mom's friend lived in and we visited in the late '40s!
    I mentioned this visiting in my post on the prior Clifton Heights thread.
    This is wild!


A Blog detailing the beauty of St. Louis architecture and the buildup of residue-or character-that accumulates over the course of time.