Parkview, St. Louis
Parkview Historic District
|Location||University City, Missouri|
|Architect||Boehmer,Otto J.; et al.|
|Architectural style||Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements, Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Renaissance|
|NRHP Reference #||86000788|
|Added to NRHP||March 14, 1986|
Parkview is a historic subdivision of St. Louis, Missouri. It is partly within the city limits of St. Louis and partly in University City. It is bounded by the Skinker-DeBaliviere neighborhood to the east, the Delmar Loop to the north, the Ames Place section of University City to the west, Washington University to the south, and Forest Park to the southeast.
Much of the land that became Parkview was, in the mid-19th century, contained in the Kingsbury Farm. In 1905, surveyor Julius Pitzman was hired to lay out Parkview. His elegant design for the 2,720-acre (11.0 km2) neighborhood includes a partly symmetrical arrangement of gently curved streets and parks. By 1907 Parkview's first houses were under construction. By 1916, most of Parkview's 255 houses had been built. Most are 3-story brick homes and many are architecturally striking; included are several excellent examples of Colonial Revival style and of Arts and Crafts architecture. In 1986, the neighborhood was accepted into the National Register of Historic Places under the name of "Parkview Historic District."
Over the years, a large number of notable St. Louisans have made their home in Parkview. The list includes Missouri Governor Henry Caulfield; St. Louis mayor Bernard Dickmann; University City mayors Heman, Flynn and Cunningham; artists Bessie Lowenhaupt, Aimee Schweig, Jane Pettus, Edmund Wuerpel and Gustav Goetch; writers Stanley Elkin and William Gass; aviation great Col. James (Jimmy) Doolittle; baseball players George Sisler and Bob Gibson; and film maker Charles Guggenheim. Today it is home to many writers, musicians, scientists, and professors. It is considered a highly desirable residential area, and its homes routinely sell for over US$400,000.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
- Gass, M. H., J. Eberle and J. Little (2005) Parkview: A Saint Louis Urban Oasis, 1905-2005. St. Louis: Virginia Publishing Co.