West End Word Guest Commentary

What makes Lindell Boulevard special? From Midtown’s handsome collection of cultural institutions, to the Central West End’s Cathedral Basilica and stately high-rises, to the graceful mansions that line the street north of Forest Park, Lindell reminds us that St. Louis is a place that matters; a real city, and one of America’s finest.

The variety of architecture along Lindell reflects the diversity that makes the Central West End one of the city’s most sought-after destinations. A drive or walk down this magnificent thoroughfare undeniably proclaims to residents and visitors that this city has not lost its swank.

Sadly, the last half-century has blurred the line between greatness and mediocrity in many parts of our city, as more and more of our cherished urban fabric has given way to unsightly parking lots and vacant land.

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