Mount Pleasant, St. Louis

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Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant houses and school, April 2017
Mount Pleasant houses and school, April 2017
Location of Mount Pleasant within St. Louis
Location of Mount Pleasant within St. Louis
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Louis
Wards9, 11, 20 25
 • Total0.60 sq mi (1.6 km2)
 • Total4,408
 • Density7,300/sq mi (2,800/km2)
ZIP code(s)
Part of 63111
Area code(s)314

Mount Pleasant is a neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri. The neighborhood's boundaries are defined by Compton Avenue on the west, the Mississippi River on the east, Meramec Street on the north, and Eichelberger Street on the south. The Mount Pleasant neighborhood is home to several landmarks, most notably St. Anthony of Padua Church and Mount Pleasant Park. Mount Pleasant Park is a major attraction to the neighborhood. It features a unique outdoor roller hockey rink in the southwest corner in addition to various standard playground equipment.

Maryville University was founded in the neighborhood in 1872 and remained until 1961 when it moved to Town and Country. Its landmark Duchesne Hall towered over the neighborhood until being torn down in 1973 after a fire and being replaced by the Maryville Gardens Post Office station and Maryville Gardens apartment complex.[2][3][4]


In 2010 Mount Pleasant's racial makeup was 47.1% Black, 43.2% White, 0.5% Native American, 2.4% Asian, 3.3% Two or More Races, and 3.4% Some Other Race. 6.9% of the people were of Hispanic or Latino origin.[5]


Coordinates: 38°34′29″N 90°14′16″W / 38.5746°N 90.2379°W / 38.5746; -90.2379