The land had been surveyed by Julius Pitzman, surveyor and planner, who had been the Chief Engineer for Forest Park and who was considered "the father of the private place" in the United States. Pitzman built his own house at #6 Kingsbury Place.
The neighborhood was designated a City Landmark by the City of St. Louis in 1973.
- Hunter, Julius K. Kingsbury Place: The First Two Hundred Years. Mosby, 1982, p. 23.
- Hunter, Julius K. Kingsbury Place: The First Two Hundred Years. Mosby, 1982, p. 15.
- Fox, Tim. Where We Live: A Guide to St. Louis Communities. Missouri Historical Society Press, 1995, p. 136.