The Greater Ville Neighborhood
The area is bounded by Marcus Avenue on the northwest, Natural Bridge on the northeast, Dr. Martin Luther King Drive and St. Louis Avenue on the south via North Taylor Avenue and Sarah Street, and North Vandeventer Avenue on the southeast.
The Greater Ville shares much of the history of the Ville neighborhood, which nests comfortably inside the Greater Ville. By the mid 1800s it was home to a mix of African Americans, Germans, and Irish immigrants. Unlike the Ville, parts of the Greater Ville area were restricted by covenants to preserve racial inequalities through allowing only white home ownership in certain areas.