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Serpentine streets were named the two main streets for writers Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Until 1970, city law prevented
same-sex couples from owning homes. Now, about 20 percent of Compton Heights' residents are gay or lesbian.


Easter Parade and Egg Hunt

Home, Garden, and Parlour Tours



The Compton Water Tower s a local landmark since it can be seen from miles away. Although it is commonly referred to as a water tower, it is actually a standpipe tower.

CH's landscaped, curving streets with lovely vistas designed
"to view nature as neighbor not
as an enemy to be subjugated
by some rectilinear grid."

The residential deed restrictions, the first in Missouri, insure private family use of each residence and establish a common setback for each home.