This area presents an appearance of stability and conservation. It is one of the newer parts of the City where most of the development has occurred since World War I, with sections near the River Des Peres dating from the mid1950's. The older portions are along Gravois and in the district east of Grand Avenue and south of Carondelet Park. The population remains practically constant, possibly showing a slight decline in recent years. Housing construction in this area ceased during the 1960's when the last remaining vacant lots were absorbed.