Above is a Google Streetview capture of the 3400 block of Grace Avenue. True to its name, the quiet street retains beautiful, graceful brick pavers. It's located in the southeastern quadrant of today's Tower Grove South neighborhood.
In 1947, according to the city's then-brand-new Comprehensive Plan, this was the Fanning District, named after the school of the same name located just a stone's throw from this photo. The Fanning District was bounded by Utah on the north, Bent on the west, Grand on the east, and Gravois on the south. (See a map here).
In the 1970s, neighborhood historian Norbury Wayman called this area--and a much larger area extending from Arsenal on the north, Kingshighway on the west, Grand on the east, and Gravois and Bates on the south--the Oak Hill neighborhood.
If you live in the southern end of what we now officially call "Tower Grove South", what do you call your neighborhood?
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