The Rockwood is included in the National Register of Historic Places
Renovation of The Rockwood, built in 1928, and construction of the new dining room, kitchen and entry foyer began in October 2005. Noted for its Tudor Revival architecture and reminiscent of romantic English homes, The Rockwood’s 29 renovated one- and two-bedroom senior apartment homes have hardwood floors throughout. Great care was taken to preserve these original wood floors, wood trim, and doors. The over-sized Murphy Bed closet doors and the kitchen pass-through windows also received special attention.
The kitchens are updated with stainless steel appliances, designer cabinetry, and solid quartz countertops. Washer/dryer hook-ups are included in most apartment homes. Bathrooms have ceramic tile floors and walls (duplicating the original tile patterns) and new pedestal sinks, toilets, and step-in showers for safety. Brushed nickel finishes (extremely popular in the late ’20s and ’30s) were used in lighting fixtures and medicine chests. An emergency response system, individually controlled heat and air-conditioning, resident storage, smoke detectors, fire sprinkler system, and climate-controlled underground parking bring today’s comforts to the charms of this historic building.
Historic Webster Groves
Founded in 1896, Webster Groves is known as the City of Century Homes. Its natural beauty and groves of trees influenced its naming but its appeal to new pioneers seeking a quiet place away from the city has remained a founding principle. The infrastructure of the city and the buildings of the community have outlived the residents who created them but remain a daily reminder of the work and planning of the city founders and the continued efforts of the people of Webster Groves to enhance life here.
“It is the perfect St Louis neighborhood for senior living.”
From, City of Century Homes by Marilynne Bradley
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