Mark Twain Industrial is the second most racially diverse north city neighborhood (ONSL counted 27% white people in 2000). But, this is definitely not a largely residential neighborhood, so the north side still stands as a largely uni-culture, uni-racial part of our city. Much of south St. Louis is very diverse in every way, north St. Louis is decidedly not. That's just a fact in our city. One that hopefully will change and evolve to a place that people of all backgrounds and races choose to live.
A quick look at the map indicates there are huge parcels of land with very little road access. Most of the property is dedicated to business parks and factories/processing facilities, so getting photos is really tough. Obviously, I didn't take any pictures of the several U.S. miltary properties, and many of the business parks are private with guard stations disallowing blokes like me with cameras access.
Here's a brief snippet from the city website:
This highly industrialized area is home to the Army Mobility Equipment Center which houses defense divisions of government, including the Army, Navy, and Air Force. Other companies are ATCOM, Harward Interiors Manufacturing Co., Central States Diversified Inc., ABB Power T&D Company, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Unidynamics Corporation, and Lowy Group Inc.. This industrial area provides employment for many residents of the Northside. The now closed General Motors Plant offers great development potential.Other businesses I encountered were Smurfit-Stone Recycling and Pepsi. It's good to see jobs and businesses in the city; but, many, if not most, of the former factories in Mark Twain Industrial are now abandoned; but many are very cool looking nonetheless:
The ghost sign on this next one reads "Wrought Iron Range Company established 1864"
Mathews Dickey Boys and Girls Club, The City Academy, etc.
Goodfellow neighborhood of St. Louis, which used to be a common sight along I-44 in St. Louis County and along I-64 in the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood of St. Louis: