The Saint Louis directory for the years 1854-5 :
First Ward.

All that part of the city lying south of a line begin-
ning on the Mississippi river, at the foot of Wood street,
thence west along Wood to Carondelet avenue, thence
running weatwardly along Rutger to Fifth street, north-
wardly along Fifth to Chouteau avenue, thence weet-
wardly along Chouteau avenue to the western line of the
city.