Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Grove

I think this mansard is so cute. One of you architecture people- help me please. This building isn't perfectly rectangular. It's more like an uneven parallelogram or a trapezium. It's really not a Flatiron building either. What would it be called in your architectural parlance?

Anyway, it attractively sits at the corner of Manchester and Tower Grove catty corner from Sweetie Pie's restaurant.

I'd like to go on record at this point. The Grove is the worst name ever to describe this upcoming (up came?) neighborhood. I lived in Webster Groves for many years and we've always called it "the Grove." Confusing to now have two Groves.


  1. I lived in Webster Groves from 1965 to 1994, I never heard it called "the Grove". If any shorthand expression was used it was simply, "Webster". Old Webster meant the area around Lockwood & Gore, Old Orchard the commercial strip on Big Bend.

  2. I would hear the Grove used by Webster people, especially in the late 80's early 90's. Maybe not as an official tagline but still a nick name in addition to other lesser know nicknames like theWG, Webda, Dub-ya G, etc.

    I find the Grove a confusing name, especially to non-St. Louis people. I just don't care for it. I would have preferred to call the neighborhood the Sweetie Pie District or Lower West End or Van de Hipster or anything else.

    Too late now. And I am glad the neighborhood is doing well.

  3. That building used to house Blitt's Tavern. They had cold beer and great fish sandwiches.