–Welcome to

Ames Place

Ames Place streets will be swept by UCity on Wednesday, May 25 and Friday, May 27 per the following schedule:
  • Wednesday, May 25: west bound sides (north side of the street) of Kingsbury, Waterman, Pershing, and University Drive and the southbound (west side) of Melville, Trinity and Kingsland
  • Friday, May 27: east bound sides (south side of the street) of Kingsbury, Waterman, Pershing and University Drive and the northbound (east side) of Melville, Trinity and Kingsland
Please move your cars accordingly so that the street gutters can be swept.  Since we have many homeowners who aren’t yet on the ListServe, please communicate with your neighbors so that cars can be moved for the streets to be cleaned.
 
This sweeping is not for raking debris into the street. It is merely to sweep the built up accumulation of tree and storm debris from the streets. It is also so that our 100+ year old sewers do not get clogged and overloaded with rotting debris. Do not rake leaves, grass clippings or other yard waste into the street for collection.
 
Many thanks for your cooperation!

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.

Parking

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.

Recent News

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.