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STREETS IN ST. LOUIS CITY AND COUNTY, MO

St. Louis City

 Primary source for information on this page: The Streets of St. Louis: A History of St. Louis Street Names, by William B. and Marcella C. Magnan, 2nd Ed. (St. Louis: Virginia Publishing Co., 1997). Secondary sources: maps, my remembrances, etc.

S. 2nd Street - one of the numbered streets, running generally north-south, but in the southern half of the city. Formerly named Church St. Earlier named Rue de Eglise (after the Old Cathedral?). Located in Zip Codes 63102, 63104, 63118, and 63147.

S. 3rd Street - one of the original numbered streets, running generally north-south, but in the southern half of the city. Third St. was named Rue de Granges, Broadway, and Barn. Third St. is located in Zip Codes 63102, 63104, 63118, and 63147.

N. 3rd Street - one of the original numbered streets, running generally north-south, but in the northern half of the city. Third St. was named Rue de Granges, Broadway, and Barn. Third St. is located in Zip Codes 63102, 63104, 63118, and 63147.

5th Street - one of the original numbered streets, running generally north-south. Fifth St. was renamed Broadway in 1866. Located in Zip Code 63102.

6th Street - one of the original numbered streets, running generally north-south. Located in Zip Codes 63101, 63102 and 63104.

7th Street - one of the original numbered streets, running generally north-south. Seventh St. is located in Zip Codes 63101, 63102, 63104, 63106, and 63118.

S. 7th Street - one of the original numbered streets, running generally north-south, but in the southern half of the city. Seventh St. is located in Zip Codes 63101, 63102, 63104, 63106, and 63118.

N. 8th Street - one of the original numbered streets, running generally north-south, but in the northern half of the city.

S. 9th Street - one of the original numbered streets, running generally north-south, but in the southern half of the city. Ninth St. is located in Zip Codes 63101, 63102, 63104, 63106, 63118, and 63147.

N. 9th St. - one of the original numbered streets, running generally north-south, but in the northern half of the city. Ninth St. is located in Zip Codes 63101, 63102, 63104, 63106, 63118, and 63147.

N. 10th St. - one of the original numbered streets, running generally north-south, but in the southern half of the city. Not listed in the souce book for this page. Probably one block west of 9th St. but now carrying a different name.

S. 10th St. - one of the original numbered streets, running generally north-south, but in the southern half of the city. Not listed in the souce book for this page. Probably one block west of 9th St. but now carrying a different name.

N. 12th Street - one of the original numbered streets, running generally north-south, but in the northern half of the city. Twelfth St. is located in Zip Codes 63104 and 63118.

13th Street - one of the numbered streets, running generally north-south. N. 13th St. - the northern part of 13th Street. Thirteenth St. is located in Zip Codes 63103, 63104, 63106, 63107, 63118.

N. 14th Street - one of the numbered streets, running generally north-south. This is the northern part. Fourteenth St. is located in Zip Codes 63103, 63104, 63106, and 63107.

16th Street - one of the numbered streets, running generally north-south. Located in Zip Codes 63103 and 63106. N. 16th St. is that part in the northern section of the city.

S. 17th Street - one of the numbered streets, running generally north-south, but in the southern half of the city. Seventeenth St. is located in Zip Codes 63103 and 63106.

N. 17th Street - one of the original numbered streets, running generally north-south, but in the northern half of the city. Seventeenth St. is located in Zip Codes 63103 and 63106.

S. 18th Street - one of the numbered streets, running generally north-south, but in the southern half of the city. Eighteenth St. is located in Zip Codes 63103, 63104, 63106, and 64118.

N. 21st Street - one of the original numbered streets, running generally north-south, but in the northern half of the city. Twentieth-First St. is located in Zip Codes 63103, 63106, and 63107.

S. 39th Street - one of the numbered streets, running generally north-south, but in the southern half of the city. Thirty-Ninth St. is located in Zip Codes 63110 and 63116.

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Alabama - named after the state.

Alaska - named after the state. Situated in Zip Code 63111.

Ann Ave - Named after the daughter of William Russell (an early landowner) and wife of Thomas Allen (a railroad man). Now in Zip Code Area 63104.

Arco Ave. -

Arsenal - Named after the U. S. arsenal that was in the vicinity of the street, near the Mississippi River. Some of this street was formerly named Susquehanna. Located in Zip Codes 63116, 63118, and 63139.

Bamberger Ave. - named after the amusement park. It was formerly called Hunt. Located in Zip Code 63116.

Beaumont St. - named after the Army surgeon, Dr. William Beaumont. Was called 28th St. Located in Zip Codes 63103 and 63106.

Beck Ave. - Named after John Beck, a landowner. Now is in Zip Code area 63116.

Bellefontaine Rd. - (in county) - The Bellfontaine Rd that was in North St. Louis, near the river, was changed to N. Broadway. It was named after a large spring on the Missouri River. Located in Zip Codes 63137 and 63138. The street with this name in Zip Code 63115 was renamed Union. The street with this name in Zip Code 63147 was renamed Calvary.

Bergen -

Bremen Ave. - named after the Germany city on the northern cost which was used as a emigration point for thousands of Europeans. Located in Zip Codes 63107 and 63147.

S. Broadway - the southern part of Broadway was named Carondelet, after the separate city (founded in 1767), which was incorporated into St. Louis before 1880. Located in Zip Codes 63111 and 63118.

Broadway - Named after a street in New York City. Located in St. Louis Zip Codes 63102 and 63104.

N. Broadway - the northern part of Broadway. It was called Bellefontaine. Located in Zip Code 63137.

Carondelet - There is a Carondelet Ave. and Plz neat S. Hanley Rd. but our references relate to what is now called S. Broadway. It is near I-55 and parallels 7th St. between Russell and Miller St.

Cass - One Cass is in the present Zip Code 63110; its name was changed to Audubon. The significant Cass Ave. was named after Cass Gilbert, architect of the St. Louis Public Library and Art Museum. It is now in Zip Code Areas 63102, 63106, and 63113.

Cherokee St. - after the Native-American tribe. Was called Harney. Located in Zip Code 63118.

Chippewa St. - after the Native-American tribe. Some of this steet is called "Mine Road". Located in Zip Code 63109, 63116, and 63118.

Choteau -

Clark Ave. - named after the explorer (William Clark) who partnered with Lewis. There are three Clark streets/avenues in St. Louis history. One is now called Eichelberger and is in Zip Codes 63109, 63111, and 63116. Another was changed to the name Bernard and is in Zip Code 63103. A third Clark (Clark Ave.) was formerly Myrtle and is in Zip Codes 63102, 63103, and 63110.

Coleman - in north St. Louis, east of Grand. Named after an early landowner. Now lies in the Zip Code Area 63106. The address 2511 Coleman lies in the block bounded by Montgomery, Coleman, Bacon, and N. Market. The land at 2511 Coleman is classified as residential; it is now a vacant lot. The parcel no. is 18910003100 and the legal description is C. B. 1891 Coleman, 20 ft. by 120 ft., pages 2nd Addn. Block 12, lot S-35. It is presently owned by the people living next door at 2509 Coleman. It is presently in ward 5, census block 104, census tract 1115. The assessed total is only @100. Information is from http://www.stlouiscity.com/assess/lookup.cfm

Columbus - named after the explorer

S. Compton Ave. - named after Compton Hill, which was named after Richard Jordan Compton, a cousin of the develper John Roe II. Some of it was formerly called Kansas.

Curran Ave. -

De Kalb St. - in south-central St. Louis a couple blocks fron the Mississippi River. Named after Baron Johann De Kalb, a foreign officer who helped the Colonists in the Revolutionary War.

Dewey - after Admiral George Dewey, of the Far Eastern Fleet in the Spanish-American War.

Dodier St. - Named for Gabriel Dodier, an early St. Louisan. Located in Zip Code area 63107.

Dover Place - after a city in Delaware.

Destrehan -

Easton Ave. - named for Rufus Easton,a lawyer and the first St. Louis postmaster. The name was changed to Martin Luther King Dr. in 1972.

Exchange St. - In the 63106 area. Was changed to Jefferson, then to Clinton after George Clinton, VP under Madison.

Farlin Ave. - in south St. Louis

Fillmore St. - in south St. Louis--next street parallel to Wilmington--runs from St. Matthew's Cemetery to the Mississippi

Flora Ave. - near Shaw (Missouri Botanical) Garden in south St. Louis

Fulton - Changed to Eighth St. Located in Zip Code area 63102.

Gamble Ave. - Changed to Scott. Located in Zip Code area 63103. There is also a Gamble St. named after Hamilton Rowan Gamble, a lawyer and provisional governor of Missouri during the Civil War. Located in Zip Code area 63106.

Gano Ave. - in north St. Louis, near Fairgrounds Park.

Garfield Ave. - after President James Garfield. Formerly called Boston.

Garnett - intersected by Withington.

Geyer Ave. - Named after Henry Sheffie Geyer, a lawyer who replaced Thomas H. Benton in the Senate. Was formerly called Delaware. Located in Zip Code area 63104.

Giles Ave. - after John Giles, early landowner who worked in the Gravois Coal Diggins

N. Grand - the northern part of Grand. S. Grand - the southern part of Grand Blvd.

Gratiot St. - in Zip 63102 - runs from 1st St. to 8th St. a couple blocks south of I-64 near I-55 - in southeast St. Louis

Gravois - a main, long street in south St. Louis City and County

Greer Ave. - named after an early landowner. The property at 3814 Greer is now within Zip Code 63107-2102. It is near the intersection of Greer with N. Prairie, 5 blocks south of Natural Bridge and Fairgrounds Park.

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Hickory - one of the tree streets

Holly Hills - in south St. Louis, off of Hampton St.

Humphrey St. -

Idaho - named after the state

Jefferson - named after Thomas Jefferson

Kennerly Ave. -

Kingshighway - one of the main streets, generally runs north-south

Labadie - later become LaSalle (q.v.)

Lackland Ave. - after Rufus J. Lackland who was a banker and worked for the gas company in the first half of the 19th Century.

Laclede Ave. - Named after Pierre Laclede, one of the co-founders of St. Louis. Located in Zip Code areas 63103 and 63108.

La Salle - after the French explorer who named the Louisianna Territory. Some of the street had been called Sycamore; some was Virginia. Addresses 800-999 is now called Lebanon. Some was also called Labadie.

Lexington Ave. - in north St. Louis near Beaumont High School

Locust - one of the tree streets

Lotus Ave. - one of the tree streets

Lucky St. - Changed to Aldine Ave. Located in Zip Code area 63113.

Madison St. - After the president James Madison. Located in Zip Code areas 63102 and 63106

Manchester -

Mardel Ave. - Named after the street Delmar, with the two halves of the name reversed in order. Named after Maryland and Delaware states. Located in Zip Code area 63109.

Market - a main street in St. Louis, named after the early market there on Rue de La Place. (Market St. was once called Rue de La Place.) Market St. in the city of North St. Louis was eventually changed to North Market. A Market St. in area 63111 was renamed Bowen.

Meramec St. - after the river in eastern Missouri. Some of this street had been named Pritchard. Situated in Zip Code 63116 and 63118. Some of it in Zip Code 63118 was renamed McNair. There is also a public school in St. Louis with the name Meramec.

Michigan - named after the state

Minnesota - named after the state

Monroe St. - after the President James Monroe. It was called Washington.

Morgan St. - after an American officer in the Revolutionary War. It was called Oak; some is now called Delmar

Morganford Rd. - it was the road to Morgan's Ford on the River Des Peres, from Arsenal to Beck. It was formerly called Russell Lane.

Mount Pleasant (Mt. Pleasant) -

Mullanphy - parallel to Cass Ave. at one point around 13th St.

Nebraska - named after the state

Neosho St. - in south St. Louis. Named after a river in Kansas. Some of it was once called O'Meara.

N. Market St. - northern part of Market

Oakland Ave. -

Olive St. - after the tree

Olivia St. - perhaps a new name for some or all of 17th

Oregon - named after the state

Osceola St. - after a Native-American chief

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Page Blvd. (J. Page) -

Park Ave. - bordered Lafayette Park. Also called Park Lane in some areas

Perund - in St. Louis County?

Pine - one of the tree streets

Poplar - one of the tree streets

Potomac St. - Named for the river. In Zip Code areas 63116, 63118, and 63139.

Rambler Dr. - in St. Louis County?

Rauschenbach Ave. - Names after a surveyor. Now in Zip Code Area 63106 and 63107.

Rutger - after Arend Rutgers, an early landowner in the Soulard Market area in St. Louis in the first half of the 19th Century.

St. Louis Ave. - This street in Zip Code area 63110 was renamed Macklind Ave. Another St. Louis Ave., named for the city, is in Zip Code areas 63102, 63106, 63107, 63115, and 63120. Some parts of St. Louis Ave. (in north St. Louis, Zip 63107) are only two blocks south of Greer (see above).

Salisbury St. -

Scott Ave. - after John Scott, first congressman. This street (in area 63103) was once called Pacific and Gamble. Another Scott Ave. (in area 63110) is named after Union general Winfield Scott.

Shaw Ave. - adjacent to Shaw (Missouri Botanical) Garden. Named after the founder and former owner of the garden in south St. Louis.

Shenandoah Ave. - after the river that is in Virginia

Sidney St. - runs from the Mississippi River to S. Grand Blvd. between Arsenal and Russell Sts. in SE St. Louis

Slattery St. - Named after Dennis P. Slattery, a landowner. Located in Zip Code area 63106.

Spring Ave. - named by Peter Lindell after a spring on his land which formed the Rocky Branch Creek. Some of Spring was called Morisse, Mercy, Cabanne, Gregor, Olivia, Tiffany and Morrow. Another Spring (in area 63106) was renamed St. Louis Ave. Another Spring (in area 63139) was changed to Ripple. Another Spring Ave. (in area 63113) was renamed Redd Foxx Lane in 1973.

Spruce - one of the tree streets

Tayon Ave. - Was changed to 18th St. Now in Zip Code Area 63106.

Texas - named after the state

Tholozan Ave. - named by Adele Sanguinette Tholozan, the wife of John Eli Tholozan who was a storekeeper.

Utah - named after the state

Virginia Ave. - named after the state

Walsh Ave. - runs at least between Kingshighway and Hampton in south St. Louis

Warne - named for Marinus W. Warne, a banker. Some of it was changed to Bishop Scott Lane after Bishop Phillip Lee Scott, pastor of Lively Stone Church of God. It was formerly called O'Fallon.

Warren - after Gen. Joseph Warren, a Revolutionary War hero at Bunker Hill

Washington - named after the first President

Wilmington Ave. - named for a city in Delaware--parallel to Bates and Fillmore Sts.--crosses the Union Pacific tracks; nearby Carondelet Park

Wright St. - after Major Thomas Wright, one of the founders of North St. Louis in 1816.

Wyoming - named after the state--located in south St. Louis--is between Gravois and S. Jefferson and runs alongside Benton Park

Material for this page was obtained mostly from the book The Streets of St. Louis by William B. and Marcella C. Magnan (Second Ed., Revised 1997; Virginia Pub. Co., St. Louis 63108) ISBN 0-9638816-2-0

Other information was gleaned from the study of various maps.
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St. Louis County

Yuma Dr. - named after Yuma, Arizona. A short street off of south Lindbergh between Tesson and Lemay Ferry Rds (between I-55 and Musick). It was in an unincorporated area of the south county. The house at 9563 Yuma was torn down in the 1990's. Now in Zip Code Area 63123.

W. Adams (in Kirkwood) - near the old train station in central Kirkwood. Named after the President, John Adams. The house at 325 is still there.

Lindbergh - is an outer belt to St. Louis County that runs from near Jefferson Barracks in south county to north-east of the airport in north county.

Rock Hill Rd. - named for the rocky hill on this road that goes to Manchester. This is where James C. Marshall and others built a church.

Sappington (in Crestwood) - after Dr. John B. Sappington to whose home the street led.

Stafford Ct. (in Affton) -

Summit Ave in Webster Groves

Big Bend Rd (Richmond Heights, county) - Named after a big bend in the Meramec River at which point the road ended. It originally began at Sutton's blacksmith shop which was at Manchester and Sutton. Located in Zip Code2 63105, 63117, 63119, 63122, and 63143.

Providence Rd. (Ballwin) -

Folk (in Maplewood) - after Joseph Folk, a govenor of Missouri

VonTalge - a road near Lindbergh and near Yuma; named after a family that had a farm in the area. Zip 63128


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Created on 19 Nov. 2001. Updated on 21 Mar. 2007