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Ames Place

Ames Place Residents,
 
We are thrilled to celebrate with you at our Ames Place Fourth of July Parade and Picnic on Monday, July 4th!  Here is some key info:
  • 11:00AM:  The parade will begin at the intersection of Trinity and Waterman (in front of 6843 Waterman)– see Events and Notices for a  route map.  The parade will include a U City fire truck, K-9 unit, and our beloved marching band (contact Brad Evanoff for details — 314-315-6214 or bevanoff@wustl.edu). 
    • We also encourage kids to join the parade by bike, wagon, etc.– there will be a prize for the best decorated! So get your glue sticks, streamers, and construction paper out and your red, white and blue creative juices flowing!
    • As in prior years, if you live on the parade route, please have your cars off the street by 10am on the morning of the 4th.
      • The parade route will begin at the intersection of Trinity and Waterman and first head South on Trinity, then East on Pershing, North on Melville and finally West on Waterman and end where it begins.
  • Following the parade, we have a food truck (tacos!) and an ice cream truck lined up.  We’ll put on some music and enjoy some beverages, including beer and root beer.  These will be located on Trinity between Pershing and UDrive (highlighted in yellow on the parade map).
  • Festivities will wrap by 1:00PM and we would welcome any take down/clean up volunteers!
We are expecting a day full of fun and look forward to seeing our neighbors.  We are in need of volunteers to ensure the event goes smoothly.  We hope to give folks a specific task or two so assisting will NOT take up your whole day.  If you’re able to help, please sign up using this document or email Buck Smith at kssmithjr@gmail.com. Please provide your contact information on the first tab and sign up for specific tasks on the following tabs. 
 
We hope to see everyone there!
 
Agents of Ames Place

Who We Are

We are people drawn to the historic character of the homes, the proximity to the most cherished amenities in St. Louis, the walkable lifestyle, the wonderful, mature trees, the easy access to highways and mass transit, and the interesting people that live in University City. Some notable former residents include Tennessee Williams, John Hartford (who wrote Gentle on My Mind), and Thomas Anthony Dooley world renown physician and author.

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Agents

Ames Place currently has five agents and a secretary. The agents manage our subdivision day-to-day and plan for its long-term sustainability.

Helpful Facts

Download the Helpful Facts document and keep for easy access to Subdivision information, helpful facts and general Subdivision policies.

Indenture

View the boundaries of the Subdivision, duties and responsibilities assumed by the Subdivision and the procedures  the Subdivision operates within.

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Agents

Ames Place currently has five agents and a secretary. The agents manage our subdivision day-to-day and plan for its long-term sustainability.

Helpful Facts

Download the Helpful Facts document and keep for easy access to Subdivision information, helpful facts and general Subdivision policies.

Indenture

View the boundaries of the Subdivision, duties and responsibilities assumed by the Subdivision and the procedures  the Subdivision operates within.

Annual Events

The are a number of events that happen every year in Ames Place. Some are for your entertainment and some are administrative in nature.

Monthly Agent Meeting

Please go to “Events & Notices” at the top of this page for the date and location.

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Annual 4th of July Parade

If you would like to get involved in the planning of next year’s parade, please contact one of our agents via the information listed on the agent page: https://amesplace.org/agents/

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Neighborhood History

A charming, quiet, neighborhood of about 200 single family homes. Ames Place was filed for the record as a neighborhood on December 7, 1914 and is governed by an indenture that dates to October 7, 1914….

Neighborhood History

A charming, quiet, neighborhood of about 200 single family homes. Ames Place was filed for the record as a neighborhood on December 7, 1914 and is governed by an indenture that dates to October 7, 1914.  Situated on 53 acres, Ames Place hosts about 200 single family homes. The neighborhood is made up of the 6600, 6800, and 6900 blocks of the south side of Kingsbury, both north and south sides of Waterman, Pershing, and University Drive and the 300 and 400 blocks of Melville. According to Esley Hamilton’s Ames Place: A Brief History of Its Planning and Development, “the appearance of the neighborhood is largely dictated by the indentures, which require residences to be a minimum of 2 ½ stories tall, or two stories with a hip roof, to be of masonry construction, or cement on metal lath and to have the same appearance all the way around, and to be used for no other purpose than an exclusive private residence. University Drive is part of Ames Place, but it was originally opened to the construction of apartment houses. All but a few houses were built within a period of twelve years. More than half the houses, 114, were built by nine contractors. There are several instances of two or more homes built to the same plan, but there is little sense of repetition because of the differences in materials and details.