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Kirkwood Landmarks Mission Statement:

Kirkwood Landmarks Policy Statement The Landmarks Commission recognizes and preserves properties that represent or reflect elements of the City’s thriving cultural heritage and architectural history. Certified by the State of Missouri's Historic Preservation Office, the mission of the Landmarks Commission is to protect, retain, and enhance such properties.  The Commission has been instrumental in designating more than 90 landmarks, six local historic districts, and four National Register historic districts, which include businesses, schools, churches, cemeteries, and homes.  The Commission is very proud of its efforts to preserve the rich heritage of Kirkwood and to ensure that its unique character continues.

 

 

 

About Kirkwood

About Kirkwood

Kirkwood, Missouri, was established in 1853 and today covers approximately nine square miles, with a population of 27,540 (according to 2010 census information). For other important information about the City, be sure to check out the Demographics and History page on this Website. For upcoming events, check out the online Calendar, the Press Room, or read our most recent newsletters.

Kirkwood is an historic City. Both the Kirkwood Train Station and the Downtown Business District have been selected for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. Several Kirkwood neighborhoods are also on the Register. Additional information about historic preservation is available on this Website.

LEARN MORE:  If you would like to learn more about the history of Kirkwood, the Kirkwood Historical Society, housed at Mudd's Grove, 302 W. Argonne  in Downtown Kirkwood, is a great resource.  They have a large collection of historical documents and photographs. You can reach them at 314-965-5151, or visit their Website.

The City of Kirkwood is served by the Kirkwood School District.  The district, chartered in 1865, is the oldest in St. Louis County and one of the oldest west of the Mississippi River.  Located in southwest St. Louis County, Kirkwood School District covers an area of 15 square miles and serves all or portions of eight suburban communities:  Des Peres, Frontenac, Glendale, Huntleigh, Kirkwood, Oakland, Town and Country, and Warson Woods. The district also welcomes eligible students from the City of St. Louis through participation in the St. Louis Voluntary Transfer Program.

Finally, the City of Kirkwood operates its own Public Library, located at 140 East Jefferson.  For patron information, hours, or upcoming events, please visit their Website.