Grand Boulevard (St. Louis)
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|Grand Drive, Grand Avenue|
The boulevard between I-44 and St. Louis University Medical Center
|Owner||City of St. Louis|
|Maintained by||St. Louis City Street Department|
|Length||9.2 mi (14.8 km)|
|Location||St. Louis, Missouri|
|Nearest metro station||Grand|
|South end||Holly Hills Avenue in Holly Hills|
| Route 366 in Tower Grove South
Route 30 in Tower Grove South
I-44 in Compton Heights
Route 100 in The Gate
I-64 / US 40 in Grand Center
Route D in Grand Center
Route 115 in JeffVanderLou
I-70 in College Hill
|North end||Hall Street in Near North Riverfront|
Grand Boulevard is a major, seven to five lane wide, north-south thoroughfare running through the center of St. Louis, Missouri. Grand runs north through Carondolet Park in the south of St. Louis to the Mississippi River north of McKinley Bridge, about midway between Forest Park and the Mississippi River. Neighborhoods it runs through include Dutchtown, Tower Grove East, Tower Grove South, Compton Heights, the Tiffany neighborhood, Midtown, Jef-Vander-Lou, Fairground, and College Hill.
Grand Boulevard connects with the St. Louis Metrolink light rail service at Grand Station. The station was closed in spring 2011 due to demolition and replacement of the viaduct on Grand spanning the Metrolink tracks, industrial train tracks, and an industrial park. The project is expected to take 18-24 months and will include the replacement of the Grand Avenue station. As of August 20, 2012, the new larger metro and bus station and viaduct with wider pedestrian sidewalks is open.
Grand also has the 70 Grand MetroBus, the busiest bus route in the metropolitan area. The route number, 70, comes from a previous streetcar line with that number that operated on track in the center lane of Grand Boulevard.
Places on Grand Boulevard
- Sportsman's Park
- Fairground Park
- Divoli Branch library
- Saint Louis University
- Fox Theatre
- Grand Center
- Compton Hill Reservoir Park, site of the landmark Compton Hill Water Tower
- Carpenter Branch library
- Tower Grove Park, site of the annual Festival of Nations
- St. Louis University Medical Center
- Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
- Carondelet Park
- Pevely Dairy Company Plant
- Pius XII Memorial Library
- Powell Symphony Hall
- Samuel Cupples Museum House
- Ted Drewes the Grand location of the locally famous Frozen custard stands
- Edward A. Doisy Research Center
- KDHX 88.1 FM community radio, located directly off of Grand
- Missouri School for the Blind, located off of Grand, first school to adopt the Braille alphabet in America, and a teacher invented the first Braille printing press
- Grand Avenue Water Tower, the older Corinthian water tower in North St. Louis
- "Street Department". City of St. Louis, Missouri. City of St. Louis. 2011. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
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- Wilson, D.J. (2000). "Best Bi-State Bus Route - 2000: No. 70 Grand". Riverfront Times. Retrieved 9 April 2011.