Locale and Topography

Covering a broad section in the heart of North St. Louis is the Fairground area, stretching westward from Glasgow Avenue to Kingshighway and reaching northward from St. Louis Avenue to its northern boundary along Interstate 70 and Florissant Avenue. Generally, the land has a gradual rise toward the west, with the exception of a valley of a former branch of Gingras Creek, which takes a northeasterly direction through the area's mid-section.

Image - St. Louis Fairgrounds and vicinity in 1875