Charles Troupe

Naming the Neighborhoods
6:35 am
Thu December 15, 2011

In city of neighborhoods, names matter

No laws set the names of the 79 neighborhoods crammed into the 66 square miles of the city of St. Louis. Some grew from urban legends, others from a distinctive landmark. Some date back decades and are instantly known to any St. Louis resident. Others have changed as landmarks fell, highways reshaped boundaries, or people felt the need for a fresh start.

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