Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association, St. Louis MO

Our neighborhood book is coming!

Don’t miss out…Southwest Garden, a historical walking tour book and postcard collection will be published in October.  The author will be present for book signing events:

  • Monday, October 20, 7-8 p.m. at St. Louis Senior Center
  • Tuesday, October 21, 9:30 a.m. at South City YMCA
  • Saturday, October 25, 6-10 p.m. at Luminary Center for the Arts
  • Monday, October 27, 6:30 p.m. South City YMCA
  • Thursday, November 6, 4-6 p.m. at MO Institute of Mental Health
  • Saturday, November 8, at the SWGNA Office in partnership with St. Louis Landmarks Assn
  • Saturday, November 15, 1 p.m. at the Kingshighway Branch Library
  • Saturday, December 6, 11-1 at Schnucks on the Hill

A portion of proceeds benefit the Southwest Garden Neighborhood.

SWG History Book cover


SWG Postcard book cover


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July 2008 Newsletter

The neighborhood newsletter for July is now available for download!

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Morgan Ford Pet Parade

Animal lovers, check out this area event on Saturday, June 28. A full schedule of events and pre-registration form are available at their website, The parade begins at noon and proceeds benefit Stray Rescue of St. Louis.

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Movie Night at Sublette Park

Frontyard Features and the Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association present Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Saturday, May 10, in Sublette Park at dusk (around 8:30). Rain location is the Senior Center on Arsenal.

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April Newsletter

The April 2008 newsletter is now available for download!

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Planning the Metropolis

Dr. Sarah Coffin’s graduate students at St. Louis University’s Urban Planning and Real Estate Development school used the Southwest Garden neighborhood as a study project. Planning the Metropolis is the class title. The class assignment was to break down our neighborhood into several components: Physical Assets, Community Assets, Environmental Assets, Economic Development, and Transportation. Each of these components was analyzed, wherein positive and negative aspects were noted and recommendations were suggested based on opportunities discovered. The class made a power point presentation to our Streetscape Enhancement Committee and board members on Nov. 3. You can download the study (PDF, 1.6MB) here.

Our neighborhood association can utilize the research compiled in this study when applying for future grants and planning development.

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Available Scholarships

This came to us from the desk of Rep. Connie Johnson–a list of 50 scholarships now available….

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January 2008 Newsletter

The Southwest Garden January 2008 Newsletter is now available for download.

Also, remember the upcoming Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association meeting is Monday, January 21, at 7:00 p.m. at the Senior Center, 5602 Arsenal.

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Police, Firefighters, and EMT Appreciation Day

Today, the Southwest Garden Neighborhood hosted an Appreciation Day for our Police, Firefighters and EMT. We had a spectacular turnout, providing a lunch and dinner buffet to our Heroes. Thank you to all of the Heroes that attended.

Thank you to George & Sandy for coordinating today’s event and preparing the food. Thank you for our super volunteers, because many hands make light work. And thank you to the businesses that sponsored the event: The Bug Store, Butlers Pantry, CJ Zone Manufacturing, Don Brown Chevrolet, Harry’s Bar & Grill, Howard Michel Funeral Home, The Journey Church, L. Grasse & Associates, O’Connell’s Pub, Royal Papers, Save-A-Lot, Southwest Market, The Trophy Room, We-Rent-It, St. Louis Peco Flake Co., Michelle Kratky State Rep. 65th District, Jack Stelzer 8th Ward Committeeman, 8th Ward Independent Democratic Association, Miller Horticultural Consultant, Allstate Insurance-Tom Stewart, Bertarelli Cutlery, Chris’ Pancake & Dining, Columbia Auto Repair, DiGregorios Market, Favazza’s, Hampton Car Wash, Hanneke Hardware, Neighborhood Car Wash, and Flora Bertani.

You can see pictures from the event here.

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Halloween activities for kids

Hello Neighbors,

Here are two fun, safe activities for kids on Halloween night, Wednesday, October 31:

Fall Festival, 6 to 8 pm, with FREE carnival type games and candy for children 12 and under at Southwest Church, 4543 Magnolia Ave., located across from Tower Grove Park. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Contact Becky Stear at Southwest Church for more info: 771-6251.

The Children’s Garden will be open to trick or treaters age 10 and under, 5 to 7 pm. Admission is FREE AFTER 5 P.M. Trick or treaters must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a flashlight and a trick or treat bag to the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., and wander through the Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden: A Missouri Adventure, to collect your goodies. The Children’s Garden is the only area of the Garden that will be open after 5 pm on Halloween. This offer is limited to residents of the Shaw, Tower Grove, Southwest Garden, Botanical Heights, and Tiffany Neighborhoods only. Visit for more info.

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