–Welcome to

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.

Parking Permit

All residents of Ames place are asked to display a parking sticker on their car. This helps the agents determine when a car is illegally parked.

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.

Parking Permit

All residents of Ames place are asked to display a parking sticker on their car. This helps the agents determine when a car is illegally parked.

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.

Recent News

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.