Locale and Topography

In a rather hilly section of southwest St. Louis, bounded by Hampton Avenue on the east, Fyler Avenue on the south and Interstate Highway 44 on the north and west, is the Clifton area. Generally, the land slopes downward to the north and west as it approaches the valley of the River des Peres, but it presents a varied topography within its boundaries. Typical of this is the land in the vicinity of Clifton Heights Park, which creates a picturesque landscape. There are rather severe slopes on the north side of the area near the highway and the River des Peres.