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Shannon Ware, ePro, GRI
historic, rehab, and new construction specialist

Specializing in and resident of the Historic Neighborhoods of St.Louis, Missouri
Realtor, rehabber, engineering degree, negotiator. Good advice abounds!

Shannon Ware 314-541-2027 direct cell

Equity Missouri LLC 9700 MacKenzie Rd #221, St Louis, MO 63123

Email Shannon: shannon@SoldOnShaw.com

MORTGAGE RATES ARE STILL LOW. (see today's rates) YOU CAN AFFORD MORE THAN YOU THINK. DON'T MISS OUT!


TOO LATE!!! SOLD!!!


4106 Shenandoah Avenue, St. Louis MO 63110
4106 Shenandoah Photo
JUST SOLD! The simply stunning restored Dr. Gustavus Hinrichs home, circa 1899  visit 4106Shenandoah.com for dedicated website with full information!
 

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4156 Castleman Avenue., St. Louis MO 63110
4156 Castleman Photo
SOLD! 4156 Castleman Ave, Historic Shaw Neighborhood. Classic Shaw home! Stunning Victorian staircase, garden oasis in back.  
more info: click for live link to MLS info!
 

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3632 Russell Blvd., St. Louis MO 63110
3632 Russell Photo
SOLD! 3632 Russell. Historic Shaw. 2 story entrance foyer, fireplaces, beautiful kitchen, landscaped yard.  more info: click for live link to MLS info!
 

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4631 Leona St., St. Louis MO 63116
4631 Leona Photo
SOLD! 4631 Leona St, Bevo Mill Neighborhood. 2bed, 1.5 bath. Finished basement, oversize garage.  
more info: click for live link to MLS info!
 

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3936 Oleatha Photo

SOLD FAST! 3936 Oleatha. Tower Grove south. Great Arts and Crafts bungalow value. Hardwood floors, french doors, art glass accent windows, garage, landscaped yard.  more info: click for live link to MLS info!
 

4265-4267 Russell Photo

SOLD FAST! 4265 and 4267 Russell. Superior 3 bed, 2 bath townhome condo conversions. 10 year tax abated! One year of condo fees included! Open loft style space downstairs, historic fireplace. Historic Shaw Neighborhood, St.Louis  more info: click for live link to MLS info!
 

4162 Cleveland Photo

SOLD! 4162 Cleveland. 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath. Fully renovated with modern systems. Move-in ready! Historic Shaw Neighborhood, St.Louis  more info: click for live link to MLS info!
 

4157 Cleveland Photo

SOLD!! 4157 Cleveland in Shaw. Wow, all original woodwork and 4 fireplaces!
4 bed 1.5 bath Updated kitchen, 3rd floor loft, huge rooms, 2-story back porch.
Historic Shaw Neighborhood, St.Louis  more info: click for live link to MLS info!
 

6167 Crescent Photo map it on google
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SOLD FAST! 6167 Crescent. Pitch Perfect dogtown bungalow on the doorstep of Clayton
3 bed 2 bath Updated kitchen, hardwood floors, full suite of appliances,
Historic Dogtown Neighborhood, St.Louis  more info: click for live link to MLS info!
 

4006 Castleman Photo

virtual tour (click tabs)
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SOLD! 4006 Castleman, What a value in Shaw! Stunning Brick, beautifully updated, 3 floors,5 bed 2 bath. Historic Shaw Neighborhood, St.Louis
 

4018 Shenandoah Photo

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SOLD! Wow!, Solid wood doors and millwork, hardwood floors throughout $305,900
3 bed 2.5 bath 4018 Shenandoah, Historic Shaw Neighborhood, St.Louis
 

4241 Castleman Photo

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SOLD! Your perfect space! $164,900 2 bed 1 bath. Award-winning garden.
4241 Castleman, Historic Shaw Neighborhood, St.Louis
 

4005 Cleveland Photo shannon's photo tour
panoramic tour
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SOLD! 3 bed 2.5 bath Family Room, 3 Season Room, Spacious!
4005 Cleveland, SHAW Neighborhood, St.Louis
 

43817 Wyoming Photo virtual tour (click tabs)
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SOLD! 3 bed 2.5 bath Great Master Bath and Bedroom, Spacious!
3817 Wyoming, Fabulous Tower Grove Heights Neighborhood, St.Louis

3892 Connecticut Photo shannon's photo tour
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SOLD! $459,000 SPECTACULAR Craftsman Restoration!
3892 Connecticut, Tower Grove Heights Neighborhood, St. Louis

Other recent sales:

5327 Neosho Photo

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SOLD! 2 bed 1 bath Perfect Single Level Living
5327 Neosho, SOUTH HAMPTON Neighborhood, St.Louis

4266 Castleman Photo photo tour
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SOLD!
4266 Castleman, SHAW Neighborhood, St.Louis

3655 Botanical Photo

SOLD!
3655 Botanical, SHAW Neighborhood, St.Louis

4122 Russell Photo

SOLD!
4122 Russell, SHAW Neighborhood, St.Louis

 


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- Circa Properties, Inc. 4507 South Kingshighway St. Louis MO 63109 314-352-5200 office

Call Shannon at 314-541-2027 (direct cell) for - IMMEDIATE - info on the best city properties in these areas around Tower Grove Park:
Shaw
Southwest Gardens
Tower Grove East
Tower Grove South

And other nearby neighboorhoods
Benton Park
Compton Heights
Forest Park Southeast
Fox Park
LaSalle Park
Layfayette Square
McRee Town
McKinley Heights
Northhampton
Soulard
The Gate District
The Hill
The Near Southside
Tiffany

St.Louis City map with ALL neighborhoods

P.S. - I ALSO - List and Sell properties in other parts of St.Louis City and in the nearby St.Louis Metro area !!!


MORE SALES BY THE SHANNON WARE TEAM:

4001 Russell image

SOLD!
4001 Russell - Wonderful Shaw Home!!!-built in 1896
printable color pdf flyer!- 4001 Russell.pdf

4001 Castleman image

Sold Fast!
4001 Castleman. HUGE Shaw Townhome Conversion by Pyramid!!!

3931 Cleveland image

SOLD!!!!- 3831 Cleveland. Wonderful Shaw Home!!!
GALLERY- click for amazing zoomable photo gallery!

4324 S.Compton image 4324 S. Compton Avenue, St.Louis

4166 Flora Place image 4166 Flora Place, St.Louis

3910 Botanical image 3910 Botanical Avenue, St.Louis

6567 Bradley image 6567 Bradley Avenue, St.Louis

3854 Cleveland image 3854 Cleveland Avenue, St.Louis

4000 Flora Place image 4000 Flora Place, St.Louis

4031 Flora image 4031 Flora Place, St.Louis

1627 Dolman image 1627 Dolman Street, St.Louis

4041 Flora image 4041 Flora Place, St.Louis

4604 Greenore image 4604 Greenore Drive, High Ridge

3970 Russell image 3970 Russell Boulevard, St.Louis


Email me at Shannon@soldonshaw.com or call me at 314-541-2027 (CELL-best choice) or 314-352-5200 (OFFICE) for a complete list of available properties in great City neighborhoods or a private appointment.
Some great City neighborhoods to consider include:
Shaw, Tower Grove East, Tower Grove South, Southwest Gardens
I have also successfully helped many folks buy and sell homes throughout Central and South City, North and South County, and northern Jefferson County

I am your Resident Shaw Specialist.

I have been a property owner in Shaw since 1987, and a lifetime resident of St. Louis historical neighborhoods. I am a licensed Realtor with Circa Properties, Inc., the leading independent brokerage in St. Louis. My direct office phone is 314-352-5200, my direct cell number of 314-541-2027 is the quickest way to reach me. My office address is 4507 S. Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis MO 63109, but I am often in the neighborhood, so just contact me and I will be there quickly!



panoramic view from the top of the compton water tower copyright 2004 shannon ware

A Brief History of the Shaw Neighborhood

The long, even blocks and uniform architectural character of the Shaw neighborhood point to a fact that is easily overlooked: this is a suburban tract development. If that phrase conjures up something quite different from what we find in this pleasant urban neighborhood, perhaps we should take a closer look at the history of St. Louis real estate development. In neighborhoods like Shaw, it has been the builder, the developer and the speculator who have exercised a firmer hand than the architect or the city planner.

The circumstances behind the eventual appearance of the Shaw neighborhood are as old as the city itself. The streets of Shaw lie atop a portion of the Prairie des Noyers, an extensive common field laid out in 1769 between today's Grand Boulevard and Kingshighway. Their paths coincide with the 40-arpent property divisions (approximately 192 feet wide and a mile-and-a-half long) that were typical of colonial St. Louis. Ownership of the individual fields was gradually consolidated through the years. One who amassed an estate was Henry Shaw. Another important landowner was Mary Tyler, who inherited most of the property from present-day Shaw south to Botanical. Tyler left this property undeveloped for 40 years, even after it had been incorporated into the city limits. The land was simply too distant and too poorly served by transportation lines to interest most home buyers of the time.

In 1887, Mary Tyler sold her property to the Western Investment and Improvement Company. The following year, the company announced a residential development unprecedented in size and scope: 1200 lots in the new Tyler Place subdivision. An 1888 advertisement claimed that the "proposed new rapid transit line will furnish quick transportation ... by which residents in Tyler Place may go and come at leisure at a rate of speed double that now furnished any other section of the city or by any other mode of transportation." Developers also touted the proximity of Tower Grove Park, Reservoir Park and Shaw's Garden.

The real catalyst for development came in August 1889 with the opening of the Grand Avenue Bridge following four years of construction. With the south side long isolated from the central city by the Mill Creek Valley, property owners there had to travel east to Jefferson Avenue to cross the railroad tracks. This isolation limited interest in the Tyler Place property to wealthy families that could afford the leisurely commute. With the completion of the Grand Avenue viaduct and the extension of the streetcar lines, the commute was suddenly within the reach of the average wage earner. On May 11, 1889, the Spectator predicted that, "with this communication between the north and south ends established, a boom in real estate is sure to follow."

Most of the property in Tyler Place was sold at auction on June 9 and 10, 1890. The auctioneers offered 57,000 linear feet along 14 streets and avenues without limit or reserve. Terms included one-third cash down with the balance due within two years at 6 percent interest. Advertisements promised freedom from the "smoke, heat and noise of the more thickly populated districts" and boasted that "being on the highest ground in the city, [the neighborhood] possesses natural drainage."

The People's Cable Railway and John Scullin's Electric Line brought over 10,000 people to the real estate auction. By the end of the sale, over 46,000 frontage feet had been sold for a total of $1.4 million. Owners and speculative builders soon transformed the countryside. In the depression decade of the 1890s about 400 residences were erected in the area; in the decade that followed another thousand were built.

Generally built for a cost of around $5,000 and designed in conformity both to the restrictions of the subdivision and to a new citywide building code, the buildings of Tyler Place demonstrated the response of resourceful contractors and architects to the financial demands of the real estate market. They built for profit. But their success depended on creating solid, attractive housing in a setting that offered middle- class families relief from the crowds and dirt of the central city. As St. Louisans continued their exodus from downtown, Tyler Place suggested the brightness of a suburban future. Today, its streets speak just as eloquently to the attractions of what now seems a distinctly urban past.

Historical Information courtesy of The Missouri Historical Society


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Last Update - March 17, 2010