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Name:  Neighborhood Gardens Apartment Complex
Address:  7th, 8th, Biddle and O'Fallon Streets
Architectural Firm/Architect:   Hoener, Baum, and Froese
Designation: City Landmark, National Register of Historic Places,
The Neighborhood Gardens Apartments were conceived by J. A. Wolf as a low rent housing complex on the site of the old slum area to the north of downtown. It was a privately owned and operated project which was completed in 1935, or about six years before the first public housing projects appeared on the St. Louis scene.

Neighborhood Gardens consists of 23 three-story apartment buildings grouped around four inner courtyards. There are 252 units, each of which has a balcony overlooking one of these landscaped spaces of greenery. The unfurnished apartments range in size from two room efficiencies to two bedroom units. They proved to be popular with downtown workers who could easily walk to work. Playwright William Inge resided in one of the units at 1213 North 7th Street while teaching at Washington University in 1946-49.

Hoener, Baum & Froese,
Inge, William
Wolf, J. A.

Neighborhood Gardens Apartment Complex
Neighborhood Gardens Apartment Complex
Neighborhood Gardens Apartment Complex
Neighborhood Gardens Apartment Complex



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