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Mark Twain I-70 Industrial is a neighborhood located in the northern area of the City of St. Louis. The neighborhood’s boundaries are defined by Interstate I-70 at the north and the neighborhoods of Mark Twain and Penrose to the east, Kingsway West and Wells Goodfellow near the south and the St. Louis County municipality of Pine Lawn towards the west. Covering a total of 1.21 square miles, the neighborhood’s population, as of the 2010 census, is at 1,295 residents. Much like the its close neighborhood of Mark Twain, Mark Twain I-70 Industrial’s name is a tribute to famous American writer and publisher Mark Twain, author of the landmark novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. It is represented two Aldermen sitting in the first and 22nd Ward.
Unfortunately, not much is known of the development of the neighborhood of Mark Twain I-70 Industrial and how the region came to be. One particular distinction between it and its equally named neighborhood is that it is mainly covered by industrial areas, where as Mark Twain is more residential in nature. Most of the residential portion of predominantly brick homes is located within the northern territory towards Goodfellow Boulevard.
What truly defines this highly industrialized area is the long stretch of companies whose headquarters and divisions call the region home, including Army Mobility Equipment Center which houses defense divisions of the Army, Navy, and Air Force. Many other notable companies within the neighborhood include ATCOM, Unidynamics Corporation and the Westinghouse Electric Corporation.
Though no schools are located within the neighborhood, residents of Mark Twain I-70 Industrial are served by the St. Louis Public School District.