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Encyclopedia > The Hill

The Hill is a mostly Italian-American neighborhood within Saint Louis, Missouri, located on high ground south of the River des Peres and Interstate 44. The traditional boundaries of the area are Northrup or Manchester Avenue on the north, Columbia and Southwest Avenues on the south, Kingshighway Boulevard on the east, and Hampton Avenue on the west. Saint Louis (pronounced in English, in French), frequently spelled St. ... The new River des Peres in Forest Park. ... Interstate 44 is an interstate highway in the central United States. ...


Its name is due to its proximity to the highest point of the city, which is a few blocks south, at the intersection of Arsenal Street and Sublette Avenue, around 38°36′22.12″ N 90°16′53.1″ W (38.6061440, -90.2814178). The intersection borders Sublette Park, the former site of the Social Evil Hospital built there in 1873.


Italians immigrated and settled in the area starting in the late 19th century, attracted by jobs in nearby plants established to exploit deposits of clay discovered by immigrants in the 1830s. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Events and Trends Electromagnetic induction discovered by Michael Faraday Dutch-speaking farmers known as Voortrekkers emigrate northwards from the Cape Colony Croquet invented in Ireland Railroad construction begins in earnest in the United States Egba refugees fleeing the Yoruba civil wars found the city of Abeokuta in south-west Nigeria...


With the growth of Italian immigrants came the growth in the influence of the Roman Catholic Church. By the time a new structure was built for what became known as St. Ambrose in 1926, the church had already been a force in the area for over twenty years. The structure [1] is modeled after San Ambrogio Church in Milan, in an Lombard-Romanesque style of brick and terra cotta. It became the parish church for the area in 1955, after thirty years of focusing on those of Italian heritage. This article considers Catholicism in the broadest ecclesiastical sense. ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... MILAN 2 Type anti-tank Nationality joint France/German Era Cold War Launch platform Individual, Vehicle Target Vehicle History Builder Date of design Production period Service duration Operators Variants Number built Specifications Type Diameter 0. ... Lombardy (in Italian Lombardia) is a region in northern Italy between the Alps and the Po Valley. ... Romanesque St. ... This page is about bricks used for construction. ... Terra cotta is a hard semifired waterproof ceramic clay used in pottery and building construction. ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


That heritage remains evident today. As of May 2003, about three-quarters of the residents are Italian-Americans, helped perhaps by the practice of rarely listing homes on the open market [2]. The neighborhood is home to a large number of locally renowned Italian restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores, and bocce gardens. 2003(MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A set of Bocce balls Bocce is a precision sport closely related to bowls and pétanque with a common ancestry from ancient games played in the Roman Empire. ...


Baseball greats Yogi Berra and Joe Garagiola grew up on the Hill (which, according to Garagiola's book, Baseball is a Funny Game, was called "Dago Hill" by some non-Italians); their boyhood homes are across the street from each other on Elizabeth Avenue. Four of the five St. Louisans on the US soccer team that defeated England in the 1950 World Cup tournament came from here, a story that is told in The Game of Their Lives, a book (ISBN 0805038752) and (unreleased as of 2003) documentary. Yogi Berra on his 80th birthday Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra (born May 12, 1925) is a former catcher and manager in Major League Baseball who played almost his entire career for the New York Yankees. ... Joseph Henry Garagiola, Sr. ... The 1950 Football World Cup is the only one which never had a single final match. ... The Game of Their Lives is a 2005 drama film, directed by David Anspaugh. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of Freshwater The European Disability Year Events January events January 1 Luíz Inácio Lula Da Silva becomes the 37th President of Brazil. ... Documentary film is a broad category of cinematic expression united by the intent to remain factual or non-fictional. ...


External links and reference

  • Italy at St. Louis (multilingual)
  • City of St. Louis information on the area from the 1970s
  • St. Ambrose Parish

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