I walked to work today, and I took some photographs - it’s a pretty stunning part of town. The first photo is the Missouri History Museum, on the northern edge of Forest Park. Forest Park is HUGE, bigger than Central Park apparently.
Anyway, the road that runs along the north of the park is called Lindell Blvd. Most of the mansions that sit along it (see pics) were built for the 1904 World’s Fair so the rich and famous could be close to the action.
The building on the hill in the distance (4th pic) is the St. Louis Art Museum, which was the World’s Fair Pavillion of Fine Arts. At the end of Lindell is Brookings Hall (the be-flagged gothic, castle-like building), the flagship building of WashU. The Earth and Planetary Sciences building, where I work, is just to the right of Brookings (out of shot).