Tower Grove East Historic District

Tower Grove East Local Historic District Ordinance and Standards that regulate New Construction and Additions to existing buildings.

Tower Grove East Historic District

Streetscape in Tower Grove EastThe earliest buildings in the Tower Grove East District date to about 1850, but the vast majority were constructed from the mid-1890s to the 1920s. This amazing 30-year boom was directly related to the arrival of the electric streetcar. The District is primarily residential with a mix of working- and middle-class property types, ranging from tiny, one-story Shotgun houses to larger Arts & Crafts examples; and including also examples of the high-style architecture of the wealthy. Above is a typical street in the district, with early 20th century residences displaying a variety of fine brick detailing.

The Tower Grove East Local Historic District includes the Tower Grove East National Register Historic District, designated in 2013, as well as the part of the Tower Grove Heights National Register District that lies east of Grand Avenue, listed in the Register in 2004.

The Tower Grove East Local District is unusual, in that its Standards regulate only new construction and additions to existing buildings.

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