This year's tour coincides with the 250th birthday celebration of St. Louis symbolized by the "cake" above. Their were vendors set up all along two sides of Lafayette Park with all sorts of interesting things.
Above... a very large mirror reflecting the home across the street.
The first house I'm profiling is at 2114 Lafayette, built in 1870 in the Second Empire Victorian style with a distinctive Mansard roof. The current owners purchased the home in 1983 and have spent thousands of hours in restoration. The first floor was open for touring.
The owners have also invested a lot of time in creating their garden, which was also on tour.