Compton Heights

Locale and Topography

A pleasant enclave occupying a high location on the near south side is Compton Hill, an area of quiet and tranquillity not far from the geographical center of St. Louis. As defined here, the area is bounded by Grand Boulevard, Park Avenue, Jefferson Avenue and Arsenal Street. The topography is inclined in a westerly direction from Jefferson Avenue reaching a ridge line east of Grand Boulevard in the vicinity of Compton Hill Reservoir. There is a slight slope to the south from Russell Boulevard toward Arsenal Street.