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Central West End, Saint Louis

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The Central West End is an affluent neighborhood in St. Louis, Missouri, stretching from Midtown's western edge to Union Boulevard and bordering on Forest Park with its outstanding array of free cultural institutions. It includes the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis (the New Cathedral) on Lindell Boulevard at Newstead Avenue, which houses the largest collection of mosaics in the world. The Central West End is represented by three aldermen as it sits partially in the 17th, 18th, and 28th Wards.The CWE's commercial district is mainly along Euclid Avenue and stretches from Forest Park Parkway on the south to Delmar Boulevard on the north. Restaurants are primarily clustered in the Euclid/McPherson area, the Euclid/Laclede area and in Maryland Plaza. Unusual, elaborate turn of the 20th century lamp posts and cobblestone streets add to the atmosphere of this neighborhood, which first grew in popularity with the coming of the 1904 World's Fair which was held in adjacent Forest Park. Some residential areas of the Central West End are included in the National Register of Historic Places. One example is Fullerton's Westminster Place, whose large, architect-designed homes, most of which were built in the period 1890–1910, were described in the NRHP nomination as one of the finest turn of the 20th century streetscapes in the United States. Another is the private place called Washington Terrace, laid out in 1892.
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  • Very nice quaint area of St Louis, close to Forrest Park. Beautiful architecture. Appears to be very walkable. Left my ❤ there!  more »
  • Wow! We just returned from a long weekend to CWE, STL. Very impressive offering that allowed us to indulge in some absolutely amazing meals and drinks. So many excellent choices that we struggled to c...  more »
  • A gracious, and beautiful urban area with many good and interesting restaurants, a great book store and some fun shops. It is directly across from Forest Park, a jewel in the middle of the city and a ...  more »

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