Franz Park general boundaries are defined as Dale Ave. on the North, southward to Kraft St., eastward to Dale Ave. westward to Manchester Ave. on the South, northward to Blendon Pl on the West to Dale Ave.
Parks in Franz Park
Sophia D. Franz gave her 5.32 acres to the city for a park and playground in honor of her husband Ehrhardt D. Franz in 1915, (with the stipulation to be used for a playground for the children). Ehrhardt was a wholesale merchandiser. He came to thee United States in 1854, and after accumulating some wealth, moved his family to St. Louis in 1871. Their house sat on 6730 Mitchell on what is now a tennis court in the playground.
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