Webster Groves Homes

The city of Webster Groves has many houses that have stood for a hundred years or more. The Library often gets inquiries from residents looking into the history of their home, so we have compiled the following list of resources available from the Library that such researchers may find useful.

Online resources

History of Webster Homes 1860s-1910, compiled by Marilynne Bradley

St Louis County Department of Revenue Real Estate Information

My House History, Web site of Kim Wolterman, author of Who’s Been Sleeping in My Bed(room)?

HeritageQuest (must sign in with a WGPL card number if accessed from outside the Library)

Microfilm

City of Webster Groves building permits, 1908-1996

City of Webster Groves tax books, 1897-1963

Kate Moody collection

Rock Hill Presbyterian Church records, 1845-1945

Webster Groves newspapers

  • Webster Times
    • Aug. 29, 1896 – Oct. 1, 1898
    • Jan. 8, 1909 – Dec. 26, 1913
  • Webster News Times, 1914 – 1961
  • Webster Groves Advertiser
    • 1963 – 1968
    • Jan. 7 – Apr. 8, 1971
  • Webster-Kirkwood Times
    • Jul. 13, 1978 – Sep. 22, 1981
    • Oct. 6, 1981 – Jan. 25, 1983
    • Jan. 11, 1985 – Dec. 28, 1990
    • some issues missing, even from listed date spans

Reference books

The Blue Book of Webster Groves, 1938

Hodgdon’s Directory of the City of Webster Groves, 1907

Pitzman’s New Atlas of the City and County of Saint Louis, Missouri by Julius Pitzman

Webster Groves Directory, 1936

Webster Groves High School Echo yearbooks (various years 1923 – 2009)

A Guide to the Historical Collections of the Webster Groves Historical Society by Ann Morris

How to Research the History of your Webster Groves House by Ann Morris

Index of Homes Listed in the Historic Webster Walk Booklets compiled by Kim Wolterman

Arpens and Acres : A Brief History of Webster Groves, Missouri by Marilynne Bradley

In Retrospect : Webster Groves, Missouri (various years 1975 – 1988)

Marshall Place : 1977 Century Street

Webster Groves by Velma Benner

Webster Groves by Clarissa Start

Webster Groves Centennial : 1896-1996, The First One Hundred Years compiled and edited by Carol A. Hemphill

Webster Park : One Hundred Years, 1892-1992 by Wilda H. Swift and Cynthia S. Easterling

Circulating books

How to Research the History of Your Webster Groves House by Ann Morris

Who’s Been Sleeping in My Bed(room)? : Researching a St. Louis County, Missouri Home by Kim Wolterman

City of Century Homes : A Centennial History of Webster Groves, Missouri by Marilynne Bradley

Arpens and Acres : A Brief History of Webster Groves, Missouri by Marilynne Bradley

Memories of the Old Home Town as related by Capt. Tom L. Gibson

In Retrospect : Webster Groves, Missouri (various years 1975 – 1979)

Marshall Place : 1977 Century Street

North Webster: A Photographic History of a Black Community by Ann Morris and Henrietta Ambrose

Pictorial History of Webster Groves, Missouri by Charles Rehkopf

The Rock Beneath: 100 Years Ago in Webster Groves by Mary Jo Mahley and Toni McCoy

Webster Groves by Clarissa Start

Webster Groves Centennial : 1896-1996, The First One Hundred Years compiled and edited by Carol A. Hemphill

Webster Park : One Hundred Years, 1892-1992 by Wilda H. Swift and Cynthia S. Easterling