Locale and Topography

Embracing a broad portion of the northwestern sector of St. Louis is the Arlington Area, bounded on the east by Kingshighway and on the west by the City limits, it reaches northward from Martin Luther King Drive to the Mark Twain Expressway. The land rises gradually to the west across most of the area except for an east-west valley that was formerly drained by a branch of Gingras Creek. This crosses the area slightly to the south of Natural Bridge Avenue.

Image - Drawing of Arlington area from 1875