Gravois Park, St. Louis

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Gravois Park
St. Louis Neighborhood
Homes across from Gravois Park in the neighborhood of the same name.
Homes across from Gravois Park in the neighborhood of the same name.
Location of the Gravois Park neighborhood within the City of St. Louis
Location of the Gravois Park neighborhood within the City of St. Louis
Country United States
State Missouri
City St. Louis
Wards 9, 15, 20
Area
 • Total 0.44 sq mi (1.1 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,225
 • Density 12,000/sq mi (4,600/km2)
ZIP code(s) Parts of 63118
Area code(s) 314
Website stlouis-mo.gov

Gravois Park is a historic[1] neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri. Roughly bounded by Jefferson Avenue, Chippewa Street, Grand Boulevard and Cherokee Street, the Gravois Park neighborhood is a diverse mix of homeowners, renters and businesses. The area's architecture reflects its settlement at the turn of the 20th century. The park itself dates from 1812 (a grant made by the US government[2]), and was praised for its beauty in the nineteenth century already,[3] and in 1914 was part of a walking tour of the city meant to show off the City Plan Commission's "idealized view of the shape of the city."[4]

Demographics[edit]

In 2010 the Gravois Park's racial makeup was 68.4% Black, 22.4% White, 0.4% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 3.9% Two Or More Races, and 3.2% Some Other Race. 8.1% of the population was of Hispanic or Latino origin.[5]

See also[edit]

  • Dutchtown, the German-American settled neighborhood to the south of Gravois Park

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wagman, Jake (2005-06-10). "City is betting that barriers will be a roadblock to crime". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. p. B1. 
  2. ^ Glimpses of the Past v. 4. St. Louis: Missouri Historical Society. 1937. p. 168. 
  3. ^ Oreare, George Washington (1888). Commercial and architectural St. Louis. Jones & Orear. p. 31. 
  4. ^ Sandweiss, Eric (2001). St. Louis: the evolution of an American urban landscape. Temple UP. p. 206. ISBN 978-1-56639-886-2. 
  5. ^ http://dynamic.stlouis-mo.gov/census/neigh_comp.cfm

Coordinates: 38°35′27″N 90°14′07″W / 38.5909°N 90.2353°W / 38.5909; -90.2353