Frontenac is a city located in central-eastern St. Louis County with a population of 3,482 at the time of the 2010 census. Stretching across 2.88 square miles, the city’s name is inspired by the Château Frontenac, an illustrious hotel in Quebec, Canada.

In the early 1940s, the area of Frontenac was laid out by husband and wife Benjamin and Lora Wood. Both were land owners who enjoyed frequent trips up north to the Canadian region and the city of Quebec, in particular. With such an affinity for the Quebec area and a deep love for the Château Frontenac, they decided to name their newly acquired 26-and-a-half-acre area the Frontenac Estates.

In 1945, the Wood family sold off their land and subdivisions within Frontenac Estates were created. Two years later, Jacquard Land and Clayton Terrace, notable residents of the area, petitioned to the St. Louis County Court to be incorporated as the Village of Frontenac. With an annexation of an additional 967 acres by the end of 1948, Frontenac would eventually reincorporate as a fourth-class city in 1950.

Residents of Frontenac are served by the Ladue and Kirkwood School Districts.

Frontenac Official Website


Frontenac’s signature landmark Plaza Frontenac is one of many shopping destinations in all of St. Louis County. Developed in the 1970s, it encompasses a total retail floor area of 482,066 square feet, including a mix of beauty services, specialty stores, home goods and a variety of apparel stores. One of only nine malls anchored by Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue, other popular retailers include Tiffany & Co., J. Crew, Michael Kors, Coach, Louis Vuitton and Kate Spade.

Schneithorsts Restaurant & Bar offers residents the chance to enjoy happy hour with a variety of German beers, served in giant steins, since 1917. Lauded for German food, its décor mirrors a Bavarian restaurant.

Got a sweet spot for tennis? The Frontenac Racquet Club has been open since 1974 and includes ten well-lit indoor courts, complete locker room facilities, a comfort lounge offering snacks and beverages, as well as a child care center.

For anyone who wants to perfect the art of ballroom dancing, look no further than Frontenac’s Majestic Dance Studio. Founded by Minsk, Belarus native, Alexadndr Borodkao, its mission is to offer instruction, education and inspiration to those interested in the world of ballroom dancing. The studio offers five instructors and both private and group lessons.


Community Contacts

Mayor of Frontenac Margot Martin
(314) 994-3200
Board of Aldermen Members Brian Warner
Tom O’Brien
Nalini Mahadevan
Dan Kemper
Jamie Griesedieck
David Bray
City Administrator Bob Shelton
(314) 373-6503
City Clerk Leesa Ross
(314) 373-6504
Finance Officer Lea Ann Layden
(314) 373-6505
Municipal Judge Andrea Niehoff (314) 539-7943
Director of Public Works Jeff Wappelhorst
(314) 994-0646
Treasurer Amy Boltzman (314) 997-0367
Building Commissioner John Morgan
(314) 373-6520
Frontenac Fire Department (314) 994-1801
Frontenac Police Department (314) 994-9300