Built in 1909 this duplex reflects the later Edwardian - early Arts and Crafts period. This building was built by the the Kueser family ... Clarence "Chick" Kueser, son of the builder, was a well-known St. Louis entertainer and lived in this unit his whole life. It's located at 2333 Park Avenue.
The hardwood floors and plaster walls are original. The Arts and Crafts fireplaces are of the period with reproduction Victorian quarter tile.
Below, the homes in-between this tour site and the next.
In 1886 this Second Empire style home at 9 Benton Place was commissioned with a carriage house complementing the residence.
2340 Park Avenue was the next home on the tour, shown below. This home was built in 1878 for Casper Fischer and his wife Elizabeth. built as a two and a half story early Italianate style house, it was remodeled to the French Second Empire style with a Mansard roof and full third floor. The owners also renovated the 1891 Carriage House with the second floor serving as guest quarters.
My daughter Kelly, along with boyfriend Jon, now lives in St. Louis... her home is in an area south of Tower Grove Park around Magnolia Avenue. It is awash in carefully restored homes from the 19th and early 20th Centuries. I love the area. I will post more tomorrow or Monday.