Dutchtown, St. Louis
Dutchtown is a neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri. It is called "Dutch" from Deutsch, i.e., "German", as it was the southern center of German-American settlement in St. Louis in the early 19th century. It was the original site of Concordia Seminary (before it relocated to Clayton, Missouri), Concordia Publishing House, Lutheran Hospital, and other German community organizations. The German Cultural Society still has its headquarters there. St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church towers over the neighborhood and is a symbol of the neighborhood.
Private residences in Dutchtown, houses of locally made brick
Location (red) of Dutchtown within St. Louis
|Wards||9, 13, 15, 20, 25|
|• Total||1.52 sq mi (3.9 km2)|
|• Density||10,000/sq mi (4,000/km2)|
Parts of 63111, 63116, 63118
In 2010, the neighborhood was 50.8% Black, 35.6% White, 6.0% Asian, 0.3% Native American, 0% Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, 3.8% Two or More Races, and 3.5% Some Other Race. 9.0% of the population was of Hispanic or Latino origin.
- Anzeiger des Westens, a German-American newspaper of St. Louis, which for a time in the 1840s it had the largest circulation of any paper in Missouri
- Bevo Mill, the neighborhood to the west, that was also German, and has now become a major settlement of Bosnians.
- Gravois Park, a neighborhood north of Dutchtown
- Missouri Rhineland, the area that pioneered the production of local German style wines and German settlement of Missouri
- Tower Grove South, a large neighborhood to the north of Dutchtown
- Westliche Post, a later St. Louis German daily paper, where Joseph Pulitzer (who would later buy it and merge it to form the Post-Dispatch) started
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