The Landmarks Commission recognizes and preserves properties that represent or reflect elements of the City's thriving cultural heritage and architectural history. The designated landmarks and districts include businesses, schools, churches, cemeteries, and a multitude of historically significant homes. The mission of the Kirkwood Landmarks Commission is to protect, retain, and enhance such properties.
Individual Landmarks: There are more than 90 designated landmarks located in Kirkwood. These properties receive the greatest protection in the City, and any demolition or exterior alterations are subject to review by the Landmarks Commission. LISTINGS:
Historic Districts: Six local historic districts have been designated by the Landmarks Commission: Meramec Highlands (circa 1892, recognized in 1988); Central Place (circa 1920s, recognized in 1998); Jefferson-Argonne (circa 1805s through WWII, recognized in 2007); Savoy (early 1950s modern, recognized in 2008); Craig Woods (mid-20th century, recognized in 2011); and North Taylor (circa 1850s to 1950s, recognized in 2011). Demolition and new construction of properties in these districts are subject to review by the Landmarks Commission in accordance with Design Guidelines.
Brochures and Other Literature:
National Register of Historic Places: There are 24 properties and four historic districts (Downtown Kirkwood, East Monroe, Jefferson-Argonne, and North Taylor) listed on the National Register of Historic Places. While these designations are strictly honorary, a property on both the national and local registries may be eligible for grants and tax credits for rehabilitation.
Local Historic Registry
Local Historic Districts, as Designated by the City of Kirkwood.
*Refer to the Design Guidelines at the top of this page.