Kosciusko, St. Louis
|— St. Louis Neighborhood —|
|• Total||1.13 sq mi (2.9 km2)|
|• Density||12/sq mi ( 4.8/km2)|
|ZIP code(s)||Parts of 63104, 63118|
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Kosciusko (Pronounced: kuh-SHOO-sco) is a mostly non-residential neighborhood located in St. Louis, Missouri. It begins at the Mississippi River front in the east and goes up to 7th Boulevard and 8th Street in the west. Interstate 55 is a northern border, and St. George and Dorcas Streets border the south of this neighborhood. Kosciusko is named in honor of Tadeusz Kościuszko, an American Revolutionary war general of Polish–Lithuanian descent.
Within its limits are several industrial companies, including the Monsanto Company Queeny Plant Technology Center and the Nooter Corporation. It is 42.9% White, 42.9% Black, 0% Asian, 0% American Indian, 0% Pacific Islander, 14.3% Two or more races with 0% being of Hispanic origin.
The first independent charter middle school in the City is located in the neighborhood, as well. Lift for Life Academy, which opened in 2000, offers education for Grades 6 – 12.
The City of Saint Louis maintains one city park within the Kosciusko boundaries: Lyon Park, named after Union Civil War General Nathaniel Lyon. It houses two softball fields, an asphalt walking trail, and both a monument to General Lyon (sculpted by Adolphus Druiding) and a statue of his likeness created by artist Charles Steubenraugh. Lyon Park is bounded by South Broadway, South Second Street, Utah Street, and Arsenal Street.
- Kosciusko neighborhood website
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