History

York Village

​St. Louis, MO

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York Village Woodlands was incorporated by the town of Brentwood on June 8, 1926. 


The developer was called "Meier and Comfort" and the architect was Daniel Mullen. They designed and built the Seven Gables Building at 26 N. Meramec Ave. in Clayton and when completed, they located their office there. There is an interesting Wikipedia Article about them here and the Clayton Historical Society website has more about the Seven Gables Building here.


York Village was originally intended to exclusively feature "Tudor Revival" style homes.   The first phase of the development included the entrance tower and stone walls as well as 5 "Spec" homes.  The original homes are; 1 Northcote Road, 2 Northcote Road, 4 Northcote Road, 1 Cricket Lane, and 9 York Drive.


However, it is likely the stock market crash of 1929, followed by the Great Depression and then WWII had a significant impact on the original vision.


An article in the Real Estate Section of the St. Louis Post Dispatch from December 18, 1927 highlights the sale of 9 York Drive to Jesse P and Prudence Lucas Henry for $29,500. 


​Today, York Village consists of 142 homes. Street names are: York Drive, Northcote Road, Middlesex Drive, Sussex Drive, Southcote Road, York Hills Drive, and Cricket Lane.