Grand Center, St. Louis

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Covenent Blu-Grand Center
Neighborhood of St. Louis
The Fox Theatre is one of the largest theaters in Grand Center.
The Fox Theatre is one of the largest theaters in Grand Center.
Location of Grand Center within St. Louis
Location of Grand Center within St. Louis
Country United States
State Missouri
City St. Louis
Wards 19
 • Total 0.57 sq mi (1.5 km2)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 3,562
 • Density 6,200/sq mi (2,400/km2)
ZIP code(s) Parts of 63106, 63108, 63113
Area code(s) 314

Grand Center is located in Midtown St. Louis Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places north of the Saint Louis University campus. Grand Center is member of the Global Cultural Districts Network. The neighborhood is formally known as Covenant Blu-Grand Center [2]

Grand Center is site of numerous arts and entertainment venues in Midtown St. Louis including the Fox Theatre, Powell Symphony Hall (home of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra), The Contemporary Art Museum Saint Louis, the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, and the Sheldon Concert Hall.

The neighborhood is an eclectic mix of restored historic structures and newer buildings with street art and neon signage centered on Strauss Park at the intersection of Grand Boulevard and Washington Ave. It includes a jazz club,[3] Third Baptist Church[4] The St Louis Black Repertory Theater Company,[5] the Grand Center Arts Academy,[6] and the headquarters of KETC Channel 9, a PBS affiliate. It is near the Grand MetroLink station.


The Sheldon Concert Hall built 1912 
The Continental Life Building dates from the 1930s 
Powell Symphony Hall built in 1925 
KETC public television station studios and headquarters building 
City House (1874), Jazz Bistro, Continental Life Building 


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
2000 2,758 —    
2010 3,562 +29.2%

In 2010 Grand Center's population was 56.3% Black, 35.0% White, 6.5% Asian, 1.4% Two or More Races, and 0.7% Some Other Race. 2.3% of the population was of Hispanic or Latino origin.[8]

Racial composition 2010[9] 2000[10]
White 35.0% 18.9%
Black or African American 56.3% 77.7%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 2.3% 2.5%
Asian 6.5% 1.1%

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Coordinates: 38°38′34″N 90°13′50″W / 38.6427°N 90.2305°W / 38.6427; -90.2305