Spotlight

May is Preservation Month:  Favorite Building Award Nominations are Now Open

Nominations are currently being sought for the "Favorite Buildings in Kirkwood" awards. Design plans, buildings, or places that are deserving of recognition and that contribute to the architectural character of Kirkwood are eligible.  Nominees need not be a designated Kirkwood Landmark. Members of the Landmarks Commission and the Architectural Review Board will review all nominations to select this year's recipients.  Awards will be announce in May.

Please click here for the announcement, with full details.

Please click here for a nomination form.

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

Historic Preservation

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.

Landmarks Commission Map

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:

Designated Landmarks, by Address
  Designated Landmarks, by Number


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.

Design Guidelines:
1)Introduction/Rules
     
2) Standards
3) Styles
  4) Appendix
 
Brochures and Other Literature:
Landmarks Brochure
      
 Walking Tour Brochure


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.

Listing of All Properties on the National Register

Local Historic Registry

Local Historic Districts, as Designated by the City of Kirkwood.

Craig Woods:
Map
     
 Listing
      
Design Guidelines
 
North Taylor Avenue:
Map
     
Listing
     
Design Guidelines*

Meramec Highlands:
Map
     
Listing
     
Design Guidelines

Central Place:
Map
     
Listing
     
Design Guidelines

Jefferson-Argonne:
Map
     
Listing
     
 Design Guidelines*

Savoy:
Map
     
Listing
     
Design Guidelines*
         

*Refer to the Design Guidelines at the top of this page.

  

National Historic Registry

 

Downtown Kirkwood:
Map
     
Listing
     


Jefferson-Argonne:
Map
     
Listing
     

         

East Monroe:

Map
     
Listing
     

 

North Taylor:
Map
     
Listing