The Ville Neighborhood

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The Ville Neighborhood

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The Ville Neighborhood

The Ville Neighborhood is located in North St Louis City. The boundaries for The Ville are St Louis Avenue on the north, Sarah Street on the east, Dr Martin Luther King Blvd on the south and Taylor Avenue on the west. The neighborhood is surrounded on three sides by The Greater Ville Neighborhood. To the southwest are the Vandeventer and Lewis Place neighborhoods.

Sumner High School

Schools

The St. Louis Public School District serves the residents of The Ville Neighborhood. Sumner High School is the only district school that is in The Ville, but other schools are located closeby in the surrounding neighborhoods. Those schools include the Cote Brilliante Elementary School and Hickey Elementary School, both on Cora Avenue; and Farragut Elementary School on Sullivan Avenue in The Greater Ville, as well a private school, the De La Salle Middle School is a Catholic school found on Kennerly Avenue. Also located nearby in the Lewis Place Neighborhood is Ranken Technical College, a 2 year technical and vocational college that was founded in 1907 by David Rankin Jr.

Parks and Recreation

The St. Louis City Park system has one of its 111 parks located in The Ville, Tandy Park, located at Kennerly and Pendleton. Tandy Park is a 5-acre park that includes amenities such as the Tandy Community Center with an indoor swimming pool; a playground, a skating rink, athletic fields for baseball and softball; and basketball and tennis courts.

Annie Malone Children's Home

Libraries

The Julia Davis Branch Library on Natural Bridge Avenue and the Cabanne Branch Library on Union Blvd are the closest St. Louis Public Library branches. They are two of the fifteen branch libraries that are found throughout St. Louis City.

History

The historic Annie Malone Children and Family Service Center is located in The Ville. It was founded in 1888 by Sarah Cochran, who, with the help of other African American women in the community, created a home to care for orphans and neglected children. It was originally called the St. Louis Colored Orphans Home but was renamed to honor Annie Turnbo Pope Malone who gave a large financial gift in 1922 to build a new building at its present location. The center has expanded and the original Children's Home building is now the administration office building which has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Ville Neighborhood Related Links:

City of St Louis Website, The Ville Neighborhood Website

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Annie Malone Childrens Home
Annie Malone Childrens Home
Sumner High School
Sumner High School
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