Overview – The Heart of Webster

Before You Begin Your Walk

This historic Webster Walk is a 2.3 mile tour through a rich collection of Victorian Architecture. The walk features the early businesses, homes and people that formed the foundation of Webster Groves.

The entire walk is paved and covers flat to gently sloping terrain.

 Begin your walk in Webster Groves, in front of McCaughen and Burr Fine Art Dealers at 117 West Lockwood Avenue. Take a moment to look up and down this merchant-lined street, a main thoroughfare of Webster Groves for more than 100 years.

Today, 21st Century businesses thrive in 19th century buildings, with newer structures tucked in between. This is the heart of Webster Groves, where businesses first sprang up around the railroad. Early residents built their homes, churches and schools surrounding this commercial nucleus. Nothing better illustrates the close relationship between businesses, homes and the people who built them than the William H. Gore House directly across the street at 132-136 West Lockwood Avenue. It is a microcosm of Webster Groves history in itself.