What makes something a "landmark"? The homes, churches, buildings, structures in our list below have been either placed on the National Register of Historic Places and/or have been designated as a St. Louis area "landmark". Some have even National historic significance. Cahokia Mounds has been named a United States National Historic Landmark and a United Nations World Heritage Site! Typically the landmark is significant to some aspect of the St. Louis area's history. What makes a place worthy of being designated as a landmark? It could be who owned or lived in the building, such as the Eugene Field House. It might be the architect who designed the building or even the architectural style of the building, such as the Wainwright Building. Sometimes the use of the building makes it significant, such as the Cupples Station Complex.
Listed below is almost one hundred of the many landmarks in the St. Louis area. Some of them are free to visit, some charge an admission fee and still others are private and can not be viewed but from the street (be courteous please!). Spend an hour or spend a day visiting the treasures of the St. Louis area! Enjoy!