Kosciusko, St. Louis

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Barge traffic along the industrial riverfront, October 2006
Barge traffic along the industrial riverfront, October 2006
Location of Kosciusko within St. Louis
Location of Kosciusko within St. Louis
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Louis
Wards7, 9
 • Total1.13 sq mi (2.9 km2)
 • Total14
 • Density12/sq mi (4.8/km2)
ZIP code(s)
Parts of 63104, 63118
Area code(s)314

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 descent.

Within its limits are several industrial companies, including 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.[2]

The longest continuous graffiti wall, the 1.9 Mile Mississippi River Floodwall, is in this neighborhood. It is home to the annual Labor Day event, Paint Louis.[3][4]


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.

Lyon Park[edit]

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.


  1. ^ 2010 Census: St. Louis population by neighborhood
  2. ^ http://dynamic.stlouis-mo.gov/census/neighborhood.cfm. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Bernhard, Jimmy (3 June 2016). "Our Beautiful City: Paint Louis Graffiti Wall". KSDK. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  4. ^ "THE MURAL MILE (FLOODWALL)". Regional Arts Commission. Retrieved 26 August 2018.

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Coordinates: 38°36′11″N 90°11′57″W / 38.6031°N 90.1993°W / 38.6031; -90.1993