There is an excellent summary of history and interesting facts on Dogtown here. Among the tidbits, Route 66 used to go through Dogtown and there is some valuable info & maps on the 19th century founding and consolidation of the Dogtown area.
This is a unique section of St. Louis in that it is rather hilly. The name Hi-Pointe is taken from the fact that (you guessed it) it is built upon one of the highest points in the city. St. Louis is so flat that the hills within Clayton/Tamm really stand out.
Tamm really has quite a bit of business, ranging from bars, restaurants, a liquor store, Acme Guitar shop, barber shop, Dogtown collectibles shop, Nora's soup/sandwiches/salads, Sugaree Baking Co., Cairdea's coffee shop/cafe, etc.
the Cakery and Pat's Bar and Grill with one of the awesome Budweiser neon signs.
Tamm are not particularly inspiring but here are some of the familiar sites:
The neighborhood holds on to it's connection to Irish immigration with the clover imagery that can be seen throughout the neighborhood. The flag of Ireland is flying on many, many homes in Clayton/Tamm. It's also host to a very popular St. Patrick's Day parade.
So what is the housing stock like? First of all, the multi-unit apartment complexes on and near Oakland are awesome and overall very well maintained. Old growth trees line the streets and provides a cozy feel to many of the streets perpendicular to Oakland:
Tamm apart from other neighborhoods.
So I'll try to show you the cross-section of available housing in C-T starting with the frame homes:
But the frame homes are not isolated to just one part of the neighborhood, they are interspersed and sitting side by side with the brick homes that EVERY St. Louis has:
These next two scenes are my favorites, and I think very telling of the overall feel in C/T:
Holy Home Depot batman:
And finally, some of the brick homes of Clayton/Tamm:
Check out this beautiful stone home:
And finally some nuance:
So get out and visit some of the entertainment and eateries of Clayton-Tamm, or if you'll looking for some challenging hills to bike or jog, you've found your spot.