The housing stock in St. Louis isn't old, it's historical.
The historical-house herd at Homes.com used National Register of Historic Places from the National Park Service to create their list.
More specifically, they compiled a list of 50 older cities, then determined the number of houses — ones built between 1600 and the early 1900s — that qualified as historical.
St. Louis came up with a total of 4,304 such homes, good for the 10th-place finish.
The cities ranked ahead of us, from Nos. 1-9, are St. Augustine, Florida; New Orleans; Key West, Florida; Oak Park, Illinois; Cleveland; Newport, Rhode Island; Baltimore; Saratoga Springs, New York; and Savannah, Georgia.
The only other cities west of the Mississippi River to make the top 20 were Salt Lake City (14) and Cheyenne, Wyoming (20).
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