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  Vandeventer Place Designed
Category:  Cultural Life, Planning and Development
Brief Description:  Vandeventer Place was designed by Julius Pitman in 1870. It became home to many of St. LouisĀ“s most prominent and wealthy residents. Located just West of Grand Avenue, North of Olive, the private street featured a park surrounded by 86 single-family lots. The rise of the streetcar made the private development possible, but also contributed to its downfall. Wealthy residents fleeing other private places once relatively far from the city center, such as Lucas Place, came even farther west to settle in Vandeventer Place. However, with the electrification of the streetcars in 1890, which led to changes in Grand Boulevard from a residential to commercial street, and the opening of Saint Louis University. Vandeventer Place soon became accessible to the masses, and once again, wealthy residents chose to flee further west.
Year:  1870
Decade:  1870 - 1879
Beginning Date:    1870
Ending Date:    1870



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