Bounded by Chouteau Avenue on the North, Interstate 44 on the South, Grand Boulevard on the East and 39th Street on the West, Tiffany in Saint Louis, Missouri, is a neighborhood quite rich in history. Its name was coined after one streetcar line, called the Tiffany line, which first started its operation in 1890 and connected offices and shops at 39th Street with Chouteau Avenue. The street car system back in those days, greatly contributed to the diffusion of the population from the inner city and the neighborhood’s successful transformation into a middle-class commuter’s suburb.
Today, this neighborhood still boasts some architectural styles of the past. Its solid brick, two-story homes such as the three-story apartment house ”the Marquette” and the remnants of the Pevely dairy Complex are examples of vivid portraits of this neighborhood’s historic past. The majority of the northern part of the neighborhood remains over all industrial and is home to the St. Louis University Medical Center including Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and the Saint Louis University Hospital.
Over all, the neighborhood is quite a walkable one. Many errands can be accomplished on foot. Bus lines off South Grand Boulevard and South 39th Street conveniently connect the neighborhood to other metro areas. Tiffany Park is a small park which offers a playground for children and serves as a gathering area for both children and adults.
Parents of school age children can take advantage of several nearby schools. Big Picture High School Alternative is off South Grand Boulevard,Wyman Elementary School is off South Theresa Avenue and Gallaudet School is off South Grand Boulevard.
Tiffany is over all a close-knit community and home to 1,326 residents which make up 0.4% of St. Louis’ total population.