? Early (pre 1900) St. Louis Places of Worship

Early (pre 1900) St. Louis Places of Worship

David A. Lossos, (September 12, 2007)

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In July of 2001 I published a document entitled "Early St. Louis Area Places of Worship" and gave a copy to both the St. Louis Public Library and the St. Louis County Library (Hdqtrs). It's about 80 pages long, with about 475 pre-1900 churches, synagogues, chapels, and missions identified. In most cases I've identified the clergy associated with these places of worship, and the locations and dates of the buildings the congregations used (and in many cases the names changes of the congregations).

In June 2002 I re-issued a "Second Edition". Instead of trying to get this updated version into the places that it might best be utilitized I've decided to put the whole thing here on the Internet (especially since most regular users of my "Genealogy in St. Louis" webpages are not resident St. Louisians).

This effort to document every place of worship in the St. Louis Metro area up to 1900 will be a never-ending effort on my part. With that in mind I encourage you to send me (in the same format as you see here) information on any places of worship that I have unintentionally left out. Send your update via e-Mail to Dave Lossos

My intent in putting this document together evolved as the information started to be gathered. Unlike previous books written on the subject, I was not interested in who designed or built the structures in which our ancestors worshiped. The initial purpose was to simply put together a list of early St. Louis churches, along with their date of origin. As the information started to accumulate I realized that I needed to also include some of the clergy that were responsible for initiating these religious edifices.

It is hoped that the family researcher will find this effort helpful in tracking their ancestor's religious orientation. One of the many frustrations encountered by genealogists is the identification of a church or clergy name and not be able to reference it to a time or place. I'm hopeful that the information presented here might be of help.

I'd like to thank Noel Holobeck at the St. Louis Public Library for pointing me in the right direction to the glean the most from existing books on the subject and the staff at the Father Faherty's Jesuit Archives, especially Nancy Merz. They not only provided information of the all-important Jesuit connection, but also a large number of diocesan priests.

To put a limit on the scope of this document I arbitrarily chose to include the time period of 1759 through 1900. I also made the conscious decision to arrange this work in a chronological order as opposed to alphabetically. The reason for this that many of the early churches changed names nearly as often as they changed addresses. However, being on the Internet it should be relatively easy for everyone to click "Edit", "Find" to retrieve the info you need.

Ste. Genevieve

Catholic Prior to it's founding, Ste. Genevieve was a mission, a satellite of Immaculate Conception parish in Kaskaskia. Several years after it's founding, it was administered to by Philibert Watrin, a Jesuit priest. First permanent priest was another Jesuit, Jean-Baptiste de La Morinie. Father Sebastien L. Meurin became pastor in 1764. This parish had 900 parishioners in 1850. Located in Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri 1759
St. Louis (Old Cathedral) Catholic Originally located at Walnut and 2nd, the current Old Cathedral was the fourth structure to be built on this property. The first priest on record (1766) in St. Louis was Father Sebastian L. Meurin. Shortly after 1770 a log church was erected. Father Pierre Gibault occasionally came up from Kaskaskia. About 1772 Father Valentin, a Capuchian friar came to St. Louis. Arriving in May 1776, and staying twelve years in St. Louis, German-born Father Bernard De Limpach, was St. Louis' first pastor. Father Ledru took over in 1789, Father Didier came in 1793, Father Janin in 1800. Father Thomas Flynn, administered the parish from 1806-08. Father Savine arrived in 1811, staying about six years. The log church gave place to brick, a large structure located on Second and Walnut streets. The building of this brick church was begun in 1818 and the first service was held in it Christmas, 1819. The brick church preceded the cathedral. When Bishop William DuBourg began the first log cathedral Father Francois Niel became curate in 1818. He was followed by Father Saulnier. The first St. Louis born priest was Father Regis Loisel. Italian Father Felix De Andreis performed parochial duties at the (Old) Cathedral from 1820-1823. Another Italian, Father Joseph Rosati, C. M., became head of the St. Louis diocese in 1826. He proceeded to build the St. Louis Cathedral (Old Cathedral), and prevailed on the Jesuits to assume control of St. Louis University in 1832. Other early St. Louis Italian priests includes Father Aristide Anduzzi, Father John B. Tornatore, and Father Anthony Penco. Notable Belgian priests included was Jean Pierre De Smet, Peter John Verhaegen (first president of SLU), John Anthony Elet and James Van De 1770
Carondelet Churches

(St. Francis Xavier Church)

(Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church)

(St. Joseph of the Angels Church)

Catholic A hilltop site northwest of the present intersection of Holly Hills and Pennsylvania Ave. was set aside for church purposes in 1767 by Carondelet's founder, Clement DeLore De Treget. The first church erected there was a log chapel dedicated to St. Francis Xavier in 1775. Two succeeding churches, bearing the names Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Joseph of the Angels, were erected on the site. The first of these, built in 1819, was described as a "modest hut of rough boards". The second church was a stone structure completed in 1835. See also "St. Mary and St. Joseph Church" 1775/1819/1835
St. Ferdinand Church

Catholic (French) Founded by the Jesuits, the original church was built of logs, and that church was destroyed by fire in 1836. Father Didier was the first pastor, and Bernard De Limpach was one of the early priests. The present brick church was dedicated in 1821 by Father De la Croix, and completed in 1832. Father Van Quickenborne performed his first baptism in this parish in 1823. The first Jesuit pastor was Judocus Van Assche (1829-35, 1837-38, 1840-53, 1858-77). Others include James Busschotts (1836), Victor Paillasson (1838), John Gleisel (1838-40), James Cotting (1840), Florian Sautois (1855-57), Adrian M. Hayden (1878-85), William F. Boex (1886-93), Joseph P. De Smedt (1894-95), Joseph Real (1896-97), and Francis G. Hillman (1898-1912). In 1866 the German portion of the congregation formed Sacred Heart Church. The old church is now maintained as St. Ferdinand Shrine, and the new St. Ferdinand Church is located at 1505 Charbonier Rd., Florissant, Missouri. In 1850 it had 1480 parishioners. 1788
St. Charles Borromeo Church Catholic (French and Spanish) Located in St. Charles County, Missouri, St. Charles Borromeo Church acquired the name St. Charles in 1791 with the construction of a log church in what is now the 400 block of Main St. The first pastor was Father Bernard De Limpach, followed by Jean Antoine Le Dru (1791), Pierre Joseph Didier (1792), Chalres Leander Lusson (1798-1801), Abbott Urban Cuillet, Bernard Langlois, and Joseph Marie Dunand. Father Peter Timmermans administered the sacraments prior to 1823. Peter Verhaegen was active from 1826-28, 1844-45, and 1852-68. Other early priests included John B. Smedts (1828-33, 1837-43), Felix Verreydt (1828-34, 1851-58), Charles Van Quickenborne (1833-1835), Cornelius Walter (1837-44), Henry Van Mierlo (1841-48, 1867-85), Theodore De Theux (1846), John Shoenmakers (1847), Francis X. De Coen (1847-51), James Busschotts (1847-48), Joseph Aschwanden (1850), Judocus Van Assche (1854-57), John Setters (1859-66), Maurice Oakley (1863-66), John Roes (1867-79), Joseph Zealand (1880-82), Victor Van Der Putten (1883-85), Adrian Sweere (1887-88), Henry Baselmans (1889), Joseph Rosswinkel (1890-95), Joseph Meuffels (1896-97), Constantine Lagae (1898-1910). A second church built of stone was erected in 1827, and was replaced with a brick structure in 1869 on the site of the present church (601 N. 4th St, St. Charles, Missouri). Destroyed by a tornado in 1915, the gray stone church that stands now was built soon after. 1791
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Located in Portage des Sioux, St. Charles County, Missouri 1799
Bellefontaine United Methodist Church Methodist Bellefontaine United Methodist congregation had it's start in 1805 with the construction of a cabin church. A brick and timber church was built in 1855, and still stand next to the new sanctuary built next to it in 1965. Located at 10600 Bellefontaine Rd. in St. Louis County. 1805
Fee Fee Baptist Church Baptist Fee Fee Baptist Church was organized in 1807 the congregation originally met in the old meeting house (built in 1828) that now stands at Old St. Charles Rock Road and Fee Fee. It was used by the Fee Fee Baptist Church for over 40 years. Also used by Methodist and Presbyterian congregations. Brick structure was built in 1870 at 11330 St. Charles Rock Road. 1807
All Saints Church Catholic (French) Sometimes known as St. Peter Church, this parish first met in 1815. A new church was built in 1834. The name All Saints Church was adopted in 1856. Under the leadership of Father Nicholas Staudinger the present church was begun in 1874. Located at 7 McMenamy Road in St. Peters, Missouri. (63376) 1815
First Presbyterian Church Presbyterian The pioneer of Presbyterianism in St. Louis was a Connecticut man by the name of Rev. Salmon Giddings. He arrived in St. Louis in 1816, and organized the First Presbyterian Church with nine members, in a schoolroom opposite the Courthouse. The First Presbyterian Church was erected on the west side of 4th near Washington. Rev. William S. Potts served from 1828-35, Rev. Wm. Wisner from 1835-37, Rev. Artemas Bullard from 1838-55, Rev. Henry A. Nelson from 1856-1868, Rev. Charles A. Dickey from 1869-75, Rev. H. D. Ganse took over in 1875. The First Presbyterian Church, on 14th and Lucas Place, was dedicated in 1855. This structure was abandoned in 1889 and was converted into a theater, and the church moved to 4100 Washington Blvd (at Sarah) in 1889. A fourth and final move took place in 1923 with the purchase of a church site in University City. The original building on Washington was turned over to new congregation, the Giddings Presbyterian Church. 1817
First Baptist Church Baptist Among the first to worship together were the Baptists, who started meeting together in 1796 in homes. But nothing formal came about until John Mason Peck arrived in 1817 as a missionary. He and James Eby Welch formed First Baptist Church, with a primarily black congregation. The Second Baptist Church became that number because the First Baptist Church (organized 1818), after a struggle of fourteen years, disbanded. That year, in 1818, this little Baptist flock began to build the first Protestant church in St. Louis, at Market and Third Streets, about two blocks from the Catholic Church (Old Cathedral). By 1827, former slave John Berry Meachum was pastor. Relocated at Cardinal and Bell.The first church building was erected in 1825 at Third and Almond streets in the downtown area. First Baptist Church bought its present site 3100 Bell Avenue in 1917. The adjacent four-family flat was purchased and later converted into an educational building. The church burned to the ground in 1940 and was reconstructed on the same site within thirteen months. 1818
Christ Episcopal Church Episcopal Christ Church was organized in 1819 and met in a house at the corner of 2nd and Walnut. Rev Dr. Ward was the rector of the Episcopal Church at 4th and Washington in 1821. It was disbanded in 1821 and reorganized in 1825, meeting in a Baptist church until its own building was completed the corner of 3rd and Chestnut 1829. The first Parochial Register was begun by Rev. William Chaderton in September, 1832. The congregation occupied a larger building at 5th and Chestnut in 1839 (where the Laclede Hotel was standing in 1875). The present Gothic structure at 13th and Locust was complete in 1867, with the tower was added in 1910. Rev. Montgomery Schuyler was a early longtime pastor. Rev Cicero Stephens Hawks arrived in 1843 to be rector, and the next year became bishop. (314) 231-3454. Website: "www.yourcathedral.org" 1819
First Methodist Church South Methodist First Methodist Church South started in a house on 4th near the Courthouse, moving in the next year to a frame chapel at 4th and Myrtle (Clark), by Rev. Jesse Walker. In 1830 it was known as the Fourth Street Church, when it occupied a church at 4th and Washington. In 1854 it located at 8th and Washington and in 1883 moved to the former Y.M.C.A. at 11th and Locust, finally leaving the downtown area in 1884 when it relocated at Glasgow and Dayton. Rev. Thos. M. Finney was pastor in 1875. 1821
St. Joachim Catholic Located in Old Mines, Washington County, Missouri 1822
All Saints Catholic Located in St. Peters, St. Charles County, Missouri 1823
St. Mary and St. Joseph Church Catholic (French) See "Carondelet Churches". In 1859, the name of the parish, founded in 1824, was changed to St. Mary and St. Joseph Church and a new brick church was erected. It was situated on a site north of the earlier structures. 6304 Minnesota Ave., Carondelet (63111) 1824
St. James Catholic Located in Potosi, Washington County, Missouri 1829
Mormon Church Mormon The Mormons (Latter Day Saints) came to St. Louis in 1831. In 1854 they rented a former Methodist Church at 4th and Washington, where the Missouri Athletic Club stands today. The church went into a decline after the Civil War and did not sufficiently revive until 1916, when a church was purchased on Maple Avenue. 1831
St. Mary's Chapel Catholic St. Mary Chapel (originally St. Louis College) was blessed on May 6, 1832 by Father Peter Verhaegen (Jesuit Superior). Fire destroyed it in 1835. Father Joseph Lutz celebrated Mass there. 1832 - 1835
St. Peter Catholic Englishman John Sappington moved to the St. Louis area from Maryland in 1806. His son Joseph, one of 17 children, was one of the founders of St. Peter Parish in Kirkwood. Two of the early priests were Father Saulnier (1833-35) and Father Aelen (1838). Located at 243 West Argonne Drive, Kirkwood (63122) 1832
Church of the Holy Ghost Independent Evangelical (German) Holy Ghost Church started at 4th and Washington (in the Methodist Church), then moved to 7th and Clark (used jointly with Lutherans) in 1840, moved to 8th and Walnut in 1858 (pastor was Dr. Hugo Krebs), and Grand and Page in 1895. Also known as Holy Ghost United Church of Christ. ADDED 8/27/2007: Today was the last service at this church (at it's fifth location on Mardel Ave. in south St. Louis) 1833 - 2007
Des Peres Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Des Peres Presbyterian Church was built on Geyer Road in 1833, this stone church was site of Rev. Elijah Lovejoy's sermons in the 1834-36 time frame. This congregation's present church is located in Clayton Rd. and was completed in 1960. 1833
Second Baptist Church Baptist Second Baptist Church started on Market below 2nd, in rooms of a house by Rev. Archer B. Smith. In the Second Baptist Church of 1833 were represented the Cozzens, Stout, Orme, Kerr and other prominent families of St. Louis. In those first years this church also engaged Rev. Wm. Hurley and Rev. Thomas P. Green. The congregation purchased the Episcopal Church on Chestnut at 3rd in 1839 with Rev. B. F. Brabrook as pastor, followed by Rev. R. E. Pattison in 1840. In the 1840s they saw Rev. John Mason Peck, Rev. E. Rogers, Rev. I. T. Hinton, and Rev. S. W. Lynd serve the congregation. A larger church was built at 6th and Locust in 1848 under Rev. J. B. Jeter, and was used until 1872 when a stone edifice was located at the NW corner of Locust and Beaumont. Other ministers included Rev. Dr. Read (1853), Elder Jacob Knapp (1857), Rev. Galusha Anderson (1858), Rev. A. H. Burlingham (1866), and Rev. W. W. Boyd (1877). Moved in 1907 to SE corner of Kingshighway and Washington. Present congregation at this site is called Baptist Church of the Good Shepherd. The Second Baptist Church congregation is now located at Clayton and McKnight Rd. Website: "http://www.2ndbc.org/History.htm" 1833
St. Peter's Cathedral Catholic St. Peter Cathedral erected a primitive church in 1834. In 1840 a brick church was erected est of the present one. The first resident priest was Rev. Casper Ostlangenberg. In 1870 Father Baltes was pastor of St. Peter's. The next church, built in the 1860-70s was destroyed by fire and rebuilt in 1912. Located at 200 West Harrison in Belleville, Illinois (62220) 1834
Church of the Messiah Unitarian Sometimes referred to at First Unitarian Church, Church of the Messiah first met in schoolrooms on Market Street opposite the Courthouse, organized by Rev. William G. Eliot (pastor for 37 years). First services were held on the 3rd floor of the Masonic Hall at Main and Locust. In 1837 they built a church at 4th and Pine and moved in 1851 to a large Gothic edifice on the NW corner of 9th and Olive. Rev. John Snyder succeeded Rev. Eliot. The church was sold in 1879 and converted to Pope's Theater. When the Century Building was built on that corner in 1896, the Century Theater was located on the same site. The Unitarian Church of the Messiah moved in 1880 to a new stone church at the NE corner of Locust and Garrison (Piety Hill). In 1907 they relocated to NE corner of Union and Enright, and finally to Waterman near Kingshighway in 1917. 1834
Methodist Church Methodist Rev. Thomas Drummond came to St. Louis to take charge of the Methodist Church on Fourth street and Washington Avenue. A year later he died in the 1835 cholera epidemic. He has the distinction of being buried three times: from 23rd and Franklin avenue, it was taken to Grand and Laclede, and later to the cemetery on Olive Street Road. 1834
St. Francis Borgia Catholic Located in Washington, Franklin County. Missouri 1834
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Catholic Bishop Rosati laid the cornerstone for Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Carondelet in 1834. He ordered a census of Catholics in St. Louis in 1835. The results: 8601 souls, 293 baptisms, 100 marriages, 97 funerals, 54 converts. 1834
St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Alton) Episcopal This church began with a stone building used by Baptists, Episcopalians, and Presbyterians. Bought by the Episcopalians in 1845, St. Paul Episcopal Church was consecrated in 1848. A new structure, at the same site (10 E. 3rd Street, Alton, Illinois 62002) was built in 1857, and renovated in 1976. 1836
First Presbyterian Church (Alton) Presbyterian This Alton, Illinois First Presbyterian Church was organized in 1837, meeting at 2nd and Market. The present building was erected in 1897 at W. 4th and Alby in Alton. 1837
United Hebrew Temple Jewish Despite the Code Noire (non Catholics forbidden west of the Mississippi) of the 18th century, it is likely that a Jewish community existed in St. Louis in 1803. Louis Bomeisler, a German from Philadelphia, probably conducted the first service (minyan) in St. Louis for Rosh Hashannah in 1836. In 1841 group headed by Herman Van Beil, J. Pecare, and Hyam H. Cohen, met at the Oracle Coffee House at 2nd and Locust to write the constitution for the United Hebrew Congregation. It's first officers included Abraham Weigle, Joseph Kohn, David Levison, Adolph Latz, and Nathan Abeles. In 1848 they located on 5th (now Broadway) near Green (now Lucas) in the four year old North Baptist Church. The first formal religious leader was Dr. Bernard Illowy who became the first rabbi of United Hebrew. He stayed only one year (1854-55). In 1859 the congregation dedicated its new building at 420 North 6th (between Locust and St. Charles). By 1860, the Jewish population in St. Louis swelled to 5,000 souls. Early ministers and rabbis were Rabbi Henry Vidaver (1863), Rev. Mr. Ritterman, Rev. Mr. Henry Kuttner (1857, 1870-1875), Rev. Morris Treichenberg, and Henry J. Messing (1878 - 1911). Synagogue was located on SW corner of 21st and Olive from 1880 to 1903, when the congregation moved to Kingshighway and Enright. Their present temple on Skinker near Wydown was occupied in 1926, and is presently the home of Missouri Historical Society. Present location: 13788 Conway Rd., St. Louis, MO 63141. Telephone: 314-469-0700. Website: www.unitedhebrew.org 1837
St. Paul Methodist Church South Methodist St. Paul's Methodist Church South had it's beginning as the Mound Mission of the old Fourth Street Church. Services were held in the Washington Chapel on Mullanphy near 2nd. The 1844 flood caused a move to Broadway near Mound. The church's affiliation with the Southern Church came about this time due to dissension in Methodism about the slavery issue. St. Paul's first permanent church was called Mound Church, located at 10th and Chamber in 1850. After several moves the present site at 1927 St. Louis Ave. was purchased in 1871. Rev. E. E. Bounds was pastor in 1875. The present building was constructed in 1902. 1838
Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church Evangelical Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church was located for many years at 25th and Benton, dedicated in 1872, succeeding an earlier church at 23rd and Montgomery. Formed by members of the old St. John Church (14th and Madison, later 4130 North Grand) and St. Peter Church (15th and Carr). Rev. Henry C. Klerner was the pastor from 1876 - 1883. 1838
St. John Evangelical Church Evangelical St. John's Evangelical Church was founded by Rev. Edward Louis Nollau in an area called Gravois Settlement. First church was built in 1839. A brick structure was built in 1868, and by 1922 the present brick church was in place at 11333 St. John's Church Rd. (63123). In 1957 this church became St. John United Church of Christ. 1838
Second Presbyterian Church

Presbyterian Second Presbyterian Church was founded in temporary quarters at 5th and Pine as a colony from the First Presbyterian Church. Rev. A. T. Norton was followed by Rev. Wm. S. Potts as pastor in 1839, and stayed in that position until 1855. At that time Rev. N. L. Rice (1855-57), Rev. James H. Brookes (1858-64), Rev. Samuel J. Niccolls (1865). A large structure was occupied in 1840 on the NW corner of 5th and Walnut. A large part of this congregation formed the Sixteenth Street Presbyterian Church and moved to separate quarters about 1864 at 16th and Walnut. Meanwhile, the Second Presbyterian Church moved westward in 1870 to a new stone building on Lucas Place at 17th. In 1896 it's third home was at the NW corner of Taylor and Westminister in the Central West End. Website: "www.secondchurch.net" 1838
German Evangelical Congregation of River Des Peres Evangelical Parkway United Church of Christ in Town & Country was founded in 1838 as German Evangelical Congregation of River Des Peres, MO. In 1846, the members adopted a constitution under the name "Evangelical Protestant Manchester Road Church" and erected a log building 1/4 mi. south of Manchester Rd. on Ballas Rd. Soon after, a lawsuit divided the church and some members broke away to form what is now St. Paul Lutheran in Des Peres. The 13 remaining members started a new church on ground donated by Henry Bauer and Daniel Mueller 1/4 mi. west of Ballas and half-way between Manchester and Clayton Roads. This church was known as German Evangelical Congregation Church on Ballas Rd. Between 1854 and 1860, another dispute led some more members to join St. Paul Lutheran in Des Peres. In 1861, a new log church was built on the present four-acre site near the intersection of Ballas and Clayton Roads. By 1870, the name had changed to Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church and in 1871 a new brick church (currently on the east side of Ballas) was dedicated. In 1958, the name was changed to Parkway United Church. The present sanctuary was completed in 1998. (Most of this information was taken from the 150th anniversary booklet, and provided by Gail Schneider)
Now the Parkway United Church of Christ in Des Peres, Missouri. See Bob Buecher's compilation of early Parish Records
Manchester United Methodist Church Methodist A small frame church, Manchester United Methodist Church was dedicated in 1839 on the site of today's church at 129 Woods Mill Road, Manchester, Missouri. It was replaced with a brick structure in 1856. Today this is the largest United Methodist church in Missouri. 1839
Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church, South Methodist The second Methodist church organized in St. Louis, Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church, South was organized in 1839 at the SW corner of 5th and Pine, has been at 16th and Pine since 1870. Rev. Dr. W. V. Tudor was pastor in 1875. Present address is referred to as 55 Plaza Square, and the church is called the Centenary United Methodist Church. 1839
St. Paul's Church Episcopal St. Paul Church was organized as a mission at 5th and Wash (now Cole). In 1859 it moved to its own building at 17th and Olive, but financial matters caused it to merge with Christ Church. 1839 - 1859
Assumption Church Catholic Assumption Church is located at 4725 Mattis Rd., in the Meramec region of south St. Louis County (63128). There were 700 parishioners in 1850. 1839
Trinity German Evangelical Lutheran Church Lutheran (German) Bishop Martin Stephan and 700 Lutherans arrived via steamboats in 1839. Stephan was expelled, and Otto Hermann Walther was the pastor of the congregation that worshiped in Christ Episcopal Church and which later became Trinity Church, the first German Lutheran church in St. Louis. His brother, Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther, succeeded him upon his death, and for 48 years was the dominant figure in the Lutheran movement. In 1842 they occupied a chapel on Lombard between 3rd and 4th. They relocated at 8th and Lafayette in 1865. The 1896 tornado destroy the church built in 1865, and reconstruction began immediately. Located at 1805 S. 8th Street, 63104) Check out their website at http://www.surf-gate.com/historictrinitylutheran 1839
Wesley Chapel Methodist Wesley Chapel (1843-1848) formed the beginning of the current congregation. It was located on Paul St. north of Hickory St. and moved in 1848 to the northeast corner of 8th and Chouteau. In 1873 a larger building was erected, and the name changed to Chouteau Avenue Methodist Church, South (1850-1887). Rev F. A. Owen was pastor in 1875. The congregation moved again in 1888 to Lafayette and Missouri Avenues and adopted the Lafayette Park Methodist Church name. 1840
First Christian Church Christian First Christian Church was organized in 1840, meeting were held in various locations until it located at 6th and Franklin in 1845. By 1852 they had moved to 5th near Franklin. In 1863 the church purchased the former St. Paul Episcopal Church at 17th and Olive. Dr. W. H. Hopson was pastor in 1875. Located in the downtown area. 1840
First United Presbyterian Church Presbyterian The First United Presbyterian Church was located at 5th and Pine, later occupied a church at 20th and Morgan in 1873. 1840
Sts. Philip and James Catholic Located in River aux Vases, Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri 1840
Immaculate Conception Church Catholic (German) Founded in the town of Maxville (later changed to Arnold), Jefferson County, Missouri (63010), this parish was predominantly German. Bishop Joseph Rosati sent Fr. J.P. Fischer, an assistant to the Cathedral of Saint Louis, to serve these immigrants. Fr. Fischer purchased 160 acres of land for the parish in 1839, celebrated the first Mass in 1840 and directed the building of the first church, a log building, in 1842. A stone church was built in 1851, and the present church in 1895. 1840
Bonhomme Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Bonhomme Presbyterian Church, in Chesterfield, this church still stands at the corner of Conway and White Road. The congregation now meets in a modern structure visible from I-64. 1841
Salem German Methodist Church Methodist (German) Salem German Methodist Church moved from 15th and Wash to Page and Pendleton in 1906. In the Grand-Prairie area 1841
St. Paul's A. M. E. Church African Methodist


St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church was organized by Rev. William Paul Quinn in 1841 and is the oldest A. M. E. church west of the Mississippi. The congregation originally met in a log cabin at the end of Main, but soon moved to an old Presbyterian mission at 7th and Washington. They occupied a new church at 11th and Green (now Lucas) in 1852, with a brick structure replacing this church in 1871. Their new church at Lawton and Leffingwell was dedicated in 189. Since 1962 they have been occupying the former Hamilton Avenue Christian Church building at Hamilton and Julian. In 1883 it was the largest African-American Methodist congregation in the City with 1200 communicants. In the Cabanne district. Current address is 1260 Hamilton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63112, (314) 385-8900 (e-Mail is stpaulstl@aol.com) 1841
St. John Episcopal Church Episcopal St. John Episcopal Church is the oldest Protestant Episcopal church in St. Louis. First at 2nd near Plum, then Spruce at 5th in 1843, then Spruce and 6th in 1853 (eventually sold to the Italian Catholics of St. Bonaventure Church) . In 1870 it moved to the corner of Hickory and Dolman where Rev. J. P. T. Ingraham was rector. Badly damaged by the 1896 tornado, it was rebuilt and continued to serve the congregation until 1908 when it moved to 3664 Arsenal west of Grand in 1903. At one time the church served as the home to Metropolitan Community Church. The church on Dolman was then occupied by St. Mary's Assumption Church (founded as St. Andrew Church), a Greek Ruthenian Catholic Church. The Catholic community there worships according to the 1962 (pre-Vatican II) worship books. 1841
St. Bridget's (Downpatrick) Church (Pacific) Catholic Original log church (now completely gone) served from 1841 thru 1859, when the foundation of a new church in Pacific, Franklin County, Missouri was directed by Fr. Miller of Kirkwood. Remained a mission for a number of years. In 1866 a brick building was built under the leadership of Rev. Edward Berry. Early priest included Rev. Doherty, Michael Walsh, L. Madden, Fr. Stemker, Fr. John Feltman. Fr. John Hennes assumed control of the parish in 1885. 1841
St. Vincent de Paul Church Catholic (Irish) St. Vincent Church was organized in 1839 by Father John Timon (of Irish extraction, came with his parents to St. Louis as a child in 1819). He was succeeded as pastor by Father Thaddeus Amat. By the mid 1840s the German Catholic population was estimated at about 7,000 (about one third of the 21,000 Catholic, half of the entire population). In 1875 Father Hennessy was pastor of the English portion, and Father Uhland of the Germans. The cornerstone was laid in 1844 at 1417 So. 9th St. (near Park), (63104). In the Soulard area 1841
St. Patrick's of Armagh Church (Pacific) Catholic Fr. Donnelly began construction of the first church and cemetery here in 1844. He was recalled to St. Louis in 1845. Father John O'Hanlon arrived in 1847. Rev. Patrick Ward served 1851-52. Father Phillip Grace came in 1852, and laid the cornerstone of the new "Rock Church" in 1857. Fr. Grace died in 1859. Father Berry (1864-1876) continued construction, and church was finished in 1866. 1843
First German Swedenborgian Church Swedenborgian (English) Swedenborgians, or the New Jerusalem Society, was first organized in St. Louis in 1842. The church established a German Society in 1854. The building was erected in 1859 by the First German Society, and it still stands at North 14th and Howard Streets. Today this church is known as The Church of the Open Word and is located in West County at 1040 Dautel Ln. 1842
St. Martin Church Catholic St. Martin Church was the fifth built in the county (the first in west county). When the city and county split in 1876 this parish moved and the old church was abandoned, and the parish name was changed to St. Joseph Church. On Bonhomme Road in Clayton, Missouri. 1842 - 1881
St. Francis Xavier Church Catholic St. Aloysius Chapel was the forerunner of this parish, and began to administer to the congregation in 1835. St. Francis Xavier's first church was located at 9th and Lucas Avenue, adjoining St. Louis University, was consecrated in 1843. Originally located at the corner of 9th and Green (now Lucas). The cornerstone of the present church was laid in 1883, and was occupied in 1888 (old church was razed in 1890). First pastor was Herman Aelen (1844-47), followed by John Gleizel (1845-49), Arnold Damen (1848-57), Cornelius Smarius (1858-60), John O'Neil (1861-63, 1870-73), Michael J. Corbett (1864-69), Patrick J. Ward (1876-83), Peter Bouige (1883-88), Hnery C. Bronsgeest (1888-1914). In addition, Florian Sautois was active from 1858 to 1873. Also known as "College Church" because it serves as the main church for St. Louis University, a Jesuit school. Located at 3628 Lindell Blvd., (63108). 1843
St. Patrick Church Catholic (Irish) St. Louis' Irish Catholics founded St. Patrick's Church in the mid-1840s, and shortly thereafter the second Irish church, St. John the Apostle Church, was opened. Some early pastors included Rev. Lutes, Rev. Hamilton, Rev. Wheeler, Rev. Ward, Rev. Higginbotham, Rev. Wheeler, and Rev. Fox. In 1875 the pastor was Rev. James J. Archer, assisted by Rev. James McCaffray amd Rev. William O'Shea. Many Irish settled in St. Louis during the potato blight and in 1849 a third Irish parish was opened, named St. Michael Church. Father Timothy Dempsey, pastor in 1898, was noted for his work with the City's poor. Located at 1207 North 6th St., (63106) near Biddle. 1843 - 1973 (razed)
St. Mary of Victories Church Catholic (German) Bishop Peter Kenrick, completing the work initiated by Bishop Joseph Rosati, established the German parish of Our Lady of Victories Church in 1843 (first Mass in 1844). Father John P. Fischer (1843-47) was the first administrator of this Church. Vienna-born Father Joseph Melcher (1847-68) followed him. Church was enlarged in 1855 and 1868. Henry Muehlsiepan, V. G. was pastor from 1868 through 1870, and William F. Faerber (1870-1905). Located at 744 So. 3rd St. (at Gratiot), (63102). In 1957 the church was turned over to St. Stephen of Hungary Church Parish. 1843
St. James Catholic Located in Catawissa, Franklin County, Missouri 1843
Mizpah Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Mizpah Presbyterian Church, located at 11339 St. Charles Rock Road, was organized on Fee Fee Road in 1843, and the present structure was built in 1869. 1843
Immanuel Lutheran Church Lutheran Immanuel Lutheran Church was formed as an offshoot of Trinity Church, was a mission at 7th and Cole. First church was erected at 11th and Franklin (now Dr. Martin Luther King). Led by Rev. J. F. Buenger. Second church was at 16th and Morgan where the congregation worshiped for nearly 50 years. The third and final move was made in 1919 to Marcus and Lexington Avenues, with the current church cornerstone laid in 1927. In Fairgrounds area. See Linda Reichert's website at (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~lindainmo/mo_imm_luth/) for images of the actual church records. 1844
Immanuel Lutheran Church Lutheran No, I've been assured this is not a repeat of the above listing. Apparently this was a popular name, but this Immanuel Lutheran is the one in Olivette. It was organized (also in 1844) on Warson Road and later relocated to its home on Olive Blvd. in Olivette - just east of Lindbergh. Liz Schroeder tells me that they have a good compilation of their records (she should know since she I did most of them). The church secretary could help you with details as to first pastors, etc.) 1844
Central Presbyterian Church Presbyterian The Central Presbyterian Church began as the Fourth Presbyterian Church in 1844 and acquired its present name in 1846 when it met in a small building at 6th and St. Charles Streets. Early clergy included Rev. Joseph Templeton and Rev. Alexander Vancourt, Rev. S. J. P. Anderson, and Rev. Robert G. Brank. In 1849 it moved to its own building at 8th and Locust where it remained until 1873. At that time it moved to a temporary chapel at the NE corner of Lucas and Garrison. A new church was built there in 1876. This church was used until 1906 when the congregation moved to Delmar and Clara. Currently located at the corner of Hanley Road and Davis Drive in Clayton, Missouri. (314) 727-2777 or e-mail cmail@centralpres.com. Website: "www.centralpres.com" 1844
Pine Street Church Presbyterian At first the congregation worshiped in a State tobacco warehouse on the NE corner of 6th and Washington until a church was erected at 8th and Washington. In 1853 the Washington Avenue Church moved to 11th and Pine and changed its name to Pine Street Church. Early clergy included Rev. James Gallaher and Rev. J. B. Townsend, Rev. Mr. Long, Rev. J. W. Hall (1853). Soon thereafter, it merged with the Westminster Presbyterian Church, and had a church at 5th and Locust after 1848. 1844
North Presbyterian Church Presbyterian North Presbyterian Church erected a church at 11th and Chambers in 1857. Remained there until 1908, eventually ending up at the NE corner of St. Louis and Warne. In Grand-Prairie area. The new owners (1908) were St. Cyril and Methodius Polish National Church, formed by dissident Polish Roman Catholics from St. Casimir Church and St. Stanislaus Church. 1845
South Church Evangelical The South German Evangelical Church, later known as St. Marcus Evangelical and Reformed Church, was founded at the northwest corner of Jackson (Fourth) and Soulard Street, now Lafayette Avenue. It became St. Marks or St. Marcus Church in 1856 and in 1866, constructed a brick church on its original site. Pastor in 1875 was Rev. Henry Braschler. In 1915, the church moved to Russell and McNair Avenues. Known initially as South Church. Click here for Bob Buecher's Marriage Index, 1847-1865 and Confirmation Index, 1848-1870 1845
Second Colored Baptist Church Baptist Central Baptist Church, located at 2843 Washington Avenue, the fourth-oldest black church in St. Louis, was organized as the Second Colored Baptist Church in 1846 and met in a hall near third and Cherry (later Franklin Avenue) streets. Later located at Eighth and Green streets and 23rd and Morgan streets, since 1914 the church has been located at its present site on Washington Avenue. The Washington Avenue site was purchased from the Pilgrim Congregational Church where the distinguished minister and orator, the Reverend Henry Ward Beecher, preached. In March 1971, the church was destroyed by fire. In December 1975, the newly-constructed Central Baptist Church opened. The Reverend T. E. Huntley, who served as pastor of Central Baptist from 1942 to 1981, was prominent in the civil rights movement in St. Louis. From http://www.umsl.edu/services/library/blackstudies/stacentc.htm#firstbapt 1846
St. Gertrude Catholic Located in Krakow, Franklin County, Missouri. 1845
St. Joseph Catholic Located in Zell, Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri. There were 1085 parishioners in 1850. 1845
St. George Episcopal Church Episcopal First pastor was Rev. E. Carter Hutchinson, head of the defunct Kemper College. Church was built on Locust, west of 7th in 1847. Dr. E. F. Berkeley was rector until 1870 when he took charge of St. Peter Free Chapel at Olive and Grand. Rev. R. A. Holland took over from him. The Rev. S. S. Gassaway was also an early rector. A large stone church was erected in 1874 on the NW corner of Beaumont and Chestnut. This church was destroyed by fire in 1891. A new church was opened in 1892 at Olive and Pendleton. In 1928, St. George's Church was merged with St. Michael Church and All Angels Church and moved to the latter's location at on Wydown in Clayton. In 1930 the church at Olive and Pendleton was sold to St. Stephen Lutheran Church. 1845
Ebenezer Chapel Methodist Ebenezer Chapel was disbanded in 1861 because of the northern sympathy of its members in a denomination that was predominately pro-southern. It was re-organized as Union Methodist Episcopal Church in 1862 in the former Union Presbyterian Church at 11th and Locust. This was sold to the Y.M.C.A. in 1882 when the Union Church moved westward to Lucas and Garrison. Midtown area. 1845
Grace Episcopal Church Episcopal First church of Grace Episcopal Church was completed in 1851 at 11th and Warren, with Rev. W. L. Githens as pastor. An enlarged church was built in 1881. Financial crises cause this church to resign it's charter. Bishop Daniel Tuttle linked it with the Holy Cross Mission, and Grace Church assumed the status of a mission. It's name was later changed to Grace Hill House. The wooden church was replaced by a stone edifice in 1924. 1845
Westminster Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Westminster Presbyterian Church was founded by a group of 50 persons from the First Presbyterian Church, New School, it was initially known as the Washington Avenue Church. In 1853 it was known as the Pine Street Church when it was located at 11th and Pine, moved to a chapel on Grand opposite Washington Ave. in 1880. Named changed to Grand Avenue Church in 1882. It was occupied until 1914 when the church moved to it's present site at Union and Delmar. The old church was razed in 1927 as part of the site for the Fox Theater. Early ministers: Rev. James A. Lyon, James Gallaher, J. B. Townsend, Rev. Long, J. W. Hall, S. B. McPheeters, F. Brown, J. C. Brown, J. C. Thom, B. T. Lacy, A. P. Foreman, E. H. Rutherford. 1846
St. Joseph Church Catholic (German) The German congregation that had been gathering at the Jesuit's St. Louis University's St. Aloysius Chapel (at 9th and Washington), served by Father Helias D'Huddeghem, finally celebrated Mass in their new parish church of St. Joseph in 1846. Rev Cotting was the first pastor from 1841-45, followed by John Hofbauer (1847-51), Joseph Patchowski (1852-58), Joseph Weber (1860-70), Peter Tschieder (1871-76), Frederick Hagemann (1877-81), Lambert Etten (1882-95), Francis Vallazza (1896-1900). Although never pastor, Rev. Martin Seisl, S. J. was active from 1848-53. A new church was erected in 1865. By 1870 St. Joseph's was the largest parish in the city (nearly 1200 German Catholics). Parish closed in 1979, and it is now referred to as the Shrine of St. Joseph. It is located at 1220 North 11th St. at Biddle, (63106) 1846
Mount Auburn M. E. Church, south Methodist In Wellston, on the corner of Hodiamont and Wabada. Presently occupied by the Trinity Methodist Church. In about 1854 congregation moved to the framed Eden Chapel, on St. Charles Rd., about seven miles beyond St. Louis city limits. In 1887 it was decided to move to the Hodiamont and Wabada location. After completion of the church in 1892 the name was changed to Mount Auburn M. E. Church, south. Mount Auburn later moved to Lucas-Hunt Road. 1846
North Church Evangelical St. Peter German Evangelical Church, located at Warne and St. Louis Avenues, had it's origins as the North Church at 6th and Franklin. Later moved to 15th and Carr and in 1907 to Swan and Newstead before relocating on St. Louis Ave. 1846
St. Peter A. M. E. Church African Methodist Episcopal St. Peter A. M. E. Church was the second African Methodist church west of the Mississippi. The first church was erected at Elliott and Montgomery Streets. A second church on that site was destroyed by the 1927 tornado. The church moved to it's present 4730 Margaretta (63115). This same building was previously used by the Salem Evangelical Church. Telephone (314) 381-3345. 1847
Salem United Methodist Church Methodist (German) Salem United Methodist Church was founded by Rev. H. Hohmann. By 1855 a small white frame building had been erected not far from the current church. The present sanctuary was built from slave-made bricks in 1870. Located at 1482 Manchester Road in Ballwin (63011). 1847
First German Church Presbyterian (German) This congregation traces its origins to a group of immigrant Hollanders that held services at 13th and Park. The present Peters Memorial Presbyterian Church was founded in 1847. The congregation met in homes until 1863 when a church was organized by the Presbytery. It was called the First German Church and met in the old Second Church at 5th and Walnut Streets. In 1864, it moved to the South Mission at Ninth and Marion Streets and then to a store at the northeast corner of 10th and Rutger Streets. In 1867, a chapel was built on the site and, in 1871, a church was constructed adjoining the chapel. This was wrecked in the 1896 tornado but was rebuilt. A new church was built in 1916, at Sidney Street and Minnesota Avenue and the old church became the Tenth Street Mission. In 1931, a newer church was erected adjacent to the Sidney Street Church, which was then renamed the Peters Memorial Presbyterian Church. 1847
St. John the Apostle Church Catholic (Irish) The eighth Catholic parish in the city, the church was affiliated with the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran in Rome and could thus hold ordination and consecration services. Founded by Father Patrick O'Brien (1847-58), with Rev. Raemon the first pastor, followed by John Bannon (1858-61), and Patrick J. Ring (1861-1868). From 1868 to 1880 it was the residence of Rt. Rev. P. J. Ryan, bishop of the diocese, and assisted by Rev. E. J. Shea, Rev. W. H. Brantner, and Rev. M. Gleason. Also known as St. John the Evangelist Church. Dedication of St. John the Apostle Church occurred in 1860. Other early pastors included John Hennesey (1880-89), Philip Brady (1889-93), and James T. Coffey (1893-1903). By 1930 all family members of the church had moved out. Located at 15 Plaza Square (16th and Chestnut St., (63103)) 1847
Emanu El Jewish Original president was Max Stettheimer. Established second Jewish cemetery at Gratiot and Pratte in 1848. Merged with B'Nai Brith to form B'Nai El (1852). 1847
St. Paul's German Evangelical Church Evangelical St. Paul German Evangelical Church occupied it's first church at 9th and Lafayette in 1850. A larger church on the same site was dedicated in 1874, but was wrecked by the 1896 tornado. Church was rebuilt at Thirteenth Street and Allen Avenue, but later sold to a St. Lucas Slovak Catholic Church congregation. Present church was dedicated in 1932 at Giles and Potomac (63116). Presently home to St. Paul United Church of Christ. 1848
St. Peter Church Catholic (German) St. Peter Church cornerstone was laid in 1848. This church was replaced in 1861. Located at 324 S. 3rd Street, St. Charles, Missouri. (63301) 1848
Holy Trinity Church Catholic Bishop Kenrick sanctioned the creation of this German parish, Most Holy Trinity Church, in 1848 at 14th and Mallinkrodt. It has the distinction of being the mother church of four parishes. The 1848 building was replaced with a larger one in 1856. Early priests included Theodore Laurensen (1849), Joseph Blaarer (1849-50), John Anselm (1850-56), Caspar Doebbener (1856), Frederick Brinkhof (1856-87, and Joseph Schroeder (1887-1907). By 1897 a newer church at 3619 N. 14th was designed and completed in 1899. The 1927 tornado did severe damage, but the church was repaired. In the Bremen area of north St. Louis. 1848
Salem Lutheran Church Lutheran (German) Salem Evangelical Church of New Bielefeld (now known as Black Jack) was organized by Rev. C. H. Schliepsick as the first pastor. The original log church was completed in 1851, replaced in 1861 by a brick church. The present church was dedicated in 1899. Located at 5180 Parker Rd., Florissant. 1848
B'Nai Brith Jewish Daniel Block was the "father of B'Nai Brith" in St. Louis. Merged with Emanu El to form B'Nai El (1852). 1849
Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church Lutheran Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church is the oldest Protestant congregation in the Bremen - Hyde Park area. First building in 1850 at N. 19th and Salisbury. Present building was dedicated in 1895 on the NW corner of Salisbury and Florissant. 1849
St. Peter and Paul Church Catholic (German) The parish was founded in 1849 by Father Simon Sigrist, and was the mother church of south side German Catholics. The present German Gothic edifice was constructed in 1875, and is the third building erected in the same city block. Father Francis Goller (pastor 1858 -1910) deserves credit for construction of the church. In 1875 the parish was assisted by Rev. Rev. F. Ruesse, Rev. H. Groll, and Rev. W. Klevinghaus. Damaged in the 1896 tornado it was soon rebuilt. Located at 1919 South 7th St. at Allen Avenue, (63104), in the Soulard area. 1849
St. Michael (the Archangel) Church Catholic (Irish) St. Michael Church was founded as a companion church of St. Patrick Church. The founder and first pastor was Rev. Father Hogan. In 1875 the pastor was Rev. Andrew Eustace, assisted by Rev. T. J. O'Hanlon. The church at 2200 North 11th was completed in 1855 and was razed in 1957. Records at Holy Trinity Church. 1849 - 1957
St. Paul's Lutheran Church Lutheran St. Paul Lutheran Church initially met near Ballas Road and Manchester. The present church was erected in 1938. Located at 12345 Manchester, Des Peres, Missouri 63131. 1849
Carondelet Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Carondelet Presbyterian Church was organized in by Rev. Robert S. Finley, and was located at Michigan Avenue (at Bowen Street) in Carondelet. The 1863 brick church is one of a few Civil War era churches remaining in the city. The present stone church was built next to the older structure in 1896. In 1958 the church's name became Carondelet-Markham Memorial Presbyterian Church. The Hope Mission Chapel at 3rd and Taylor Streets in Carondelet was an offshoot of this church around 1883. 1849
St. Peter Catholic Located in St. Charles, St. Charles County, Missouri. In it's first year it had 1480 parishioners. 1850
Third Baptist Church Baptist At Grand and Washington, originated as an offshoot of Second Baptist Church in 1850 by Rev. Dr. Jeter. Rev. Joseph Walker was pastor in 1850, Rev. John Teasdale in 1854, Rev. Wm. Crowell in 1855, Rev. Washington Barnhurst in 1856, Rev. Elias John Foote in 1860, Rev. J. V. Schofield in 1862, and Rev. W. Pope Yeamen in 1870. First located at Market and 13th, they erected a church at 14th and Clark, and the current structure was completed in 1885. Telephone (314) 533-7340. 1850
Fourth Baptist Church Baptist Fourth Baptist Church was located at 1301 Sullivan in the near north side area. It started as a mission of the Second Baptist under the name Zion Baptist Church. A church building on North 12th between Benton and North Market was dedicated in 1862. A small church was built on the present site in 1887 and was succeeded by the existing church in 1924. Early pastors includes Edward I. Owen (1851-55), Thomas Morton (1855-56), George Howell (1856-57), George Mitchell (1857-60), Ed G. Taylor (1860-61), W. B. Bolton (1861), Thomas Morton (1861-62), A. C. Osborn (1862-68), D. T. Morrill (1868-74), and M. H. Pogson took over in 1874. 1851
Immaculate Conception Catholic Located in Augusta, Warren County, Missouri 1851
Coldwater Union Church Multiple Coldwater Union Church was built in 1851, this brick church was used by congregations of Baptist, Methodists, and Presbyterians. Last used as a church in 1921. Located at 15245 New Halls Ferry Rd. in Florissant, Missouri. 1851
B'Nai El Jewish Two congregations sprouted quickly, B'Nai Brith (1849) and Emanu El (1847), which merged in 1852 into B'Nai El. The key figure in the merger was Rabbi Bernard Illowy. He preached his first sermon at United Hebrew in 1848. B'Nai El was first to erect its own building, in 1855, constructed at 6th and Cerre. B'Nai El was the first synagogue built west of the Mississippi River. Rabbi Henry Kuttner served the congregation from 1857 - 1870. In 1875 they had moved to the corner of Chouteau and Beckwith (aka 11th ) (the old Chouteau Avenue Presbyterian Church), at which time Rev. Dr. Samuel Wolfenstein (1870 - 1878) was rabbi. Rabbi Moritz Spitz served B'Nai El from 1870 - 1920. B'Nai El later moved west, to a new Temple at Flad and Spring. Completed in 1906, it is the oldest surviving building constructed for a Jewish congregation in St. Louis (now an apartment complex). Rabbi Spitz was there in 1912. The congregation moved to the West End in 1930, into the former Central Presbyterian Church at Delmar and Clara. It's present temple is at 11411 Highway 40/Interstate 64 in west St. Louis County. 1852
First Congregational Church Presbyterian Third Presbyterian Church was an offshoot, which became the First Congregational Church in 1852. The present First Congregational, then known as the First Trinitarian Church, moved from its former location at 10th and Locust to a wooden chapel at Grand and Delmar in 1879. In 1885, the present stone church building at that location was occupied. The congregation eventually moved into a new chapel on Wydown in St. Louis County. The building on Delmar eventually became home to the Union Methodist Church. In 1991 the building became the Grandel Square Theater (current address is 3610 Grandel Square). 1852
St. John United Church of Christ United Church of Christ (German) St. John United Church of Christ is located at the SE corner of 14th and Madison, a brick structure was erected in 1855. Rev. Louis Haeberle was pastor from 1862 - 1879. In Fairgrounds area. 1852
Pilgrim Congregational Church Congregational In 1854 Pilgrim Congregational Church occupied a one story brick building at 2910 Morgan (now Delmar). In 1865 a new lot was purchased at the SE corner of Washington and Ewing and a brick chapel erected 1866. A stone church building was dedicated in 1872. The first pastor was Rev. John Monteith, followed by Rev. W. Carlos Martyn (1869-71) and Rev. C. L. Goodell. This building was later turned over to Tabernacle Baptist Church, then Central Baptist Church. In 1904 the Pilgrim congregation purchased their current site at 826 N. Union Avenue. Part of the Piety Hill area. Website: "www.pilgrimuccstl.org" 1853
Olive Chapel A.M.E. Church African Methodist Episcopal Olive Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church was founded by Rev. Jordan W. Early, a circuit rider minister and abolitionist. The church was organized in 1853 and is the oldest protestant congregation in Kirkwood, Missouri. It is the third oldest AME Church in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. Olive Chapel has served the Kirkwood community from its present location at the intersection of Monroe and Harrison Avenues since 1923. 1853
St. Bridget (of Erin) Church Catholic (Irish) St. Bridget of Erin Church was founded on Jefferson and Carr, with the present church dedicated in 1860. John Christopher Fittman (1853-57) was the first pastor, followed by Father David Lillis (1857-62. Father William Walsh was instrumental in the early church. Rev. J. J. Ryan was an assistant in 1875. Monsignor Walsh died in 1898 and was succeeded by Rev. Edward Fenlon, and in 1907 by Rev. Patrick Dooley (formerly of Assumption Church). In spite of the anti-Catholic extremists known as the Know-Nothings, the Irish Catholics flourished between 1850 and 1865. St. Bridget became closely identified with Kerry Patch, a working-class Irish neighborhood. Address is 2401 Carr Street (at Jefferson) (63106) 1853
St. John Nepomuk Church Catholic (Bohemian) The first Bohemian parish in the U. S. opened on the South Side when St. John Nepomucene Church opened in 1854 on the NW corner of Soulard and Rosatti (now 12th). The first High Mass was sung by famed missionary Father Pierre De Smet. The first pastor was Father Henry Lipowski, followed by Father Joseph Hessoun (who served from 1865 until his death in 1906). The cornerstone of the present church was laid in 1897 almost immediately after the tornado of 1896 destroyed the 1870 building. 1625 South Eleventh St., (63104) 1854
Immaculate Conception Catholic (Irish) Several parishes were named Immaculate Conception. The first one was located at 8th and Chestnut, but was abolished in 1874 because the church had been built over a tunnel and was sinking. Immaculate Conception then moved to Jefferson and Lucas, but that one closed in 1901. A larger church for St. Kevin's parish was needed, and once again this new church was called Immaculate Conception and built at 3120 Lafayette Avenue, (63104). 1854
St. Lawrence O'Toole Church Catholic (Irish) St. Lawrence O'Toole Church was founded by Father James Henry as a mission from St. Patrick Church. The first church was dedicated in 1855 and was replaced by a later structure across the street at the SW corner of 14th and O'Fallon. Assistant in 1875 was Rev. Lawrence Madden. Church was sold in 1948. 1855
Trinity Episcopal Church Episcopal Started as a mission of St. George Church, this church was found by Rev. C. F. Robertson and Rev. E. Coan in 1875. Occupied the church in 1861 located on the NW corner of 11th and Washington. Destroyed and rebuilt in 1865. Moved to Channing and Franklin about 1883. Remained there until purchasing a church building at 4005 Washington. 1855
St. Peter and Paul Church Catholic Formerly known as the Cathedral Church of Alton, St. Peter and Paul Church was built in 1855. Located at 717 State Street, Alton, Illinois (62002) 1855
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Located in Dutzow, Warren County, Missouri 1856
Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church Methodist First home, known as Simpson Chapel, was built at 10th and North Market in 1857. It was the only Methodist church not disorganized during the Civil War. In 1870 a church was built on the same site and called Trinity Methodist Church. This congregation moved to an old German church at 1227 Tyler in 1916, and merged with the Concord Methodist Church in south St. Louis County in 1956.1856
Independent German Evangelical Independent German Evangelical Independent German Evangelical Church started at 8th and Mound, then moved to 13th and Webster (Webster became Tyler). The church was an offshoot from Holy Ghost Evangelical Protestant Church (est. in 1834). In 1856 a group broke with Holy Ghost and formed the Independent Evangelical Protestant Church. In 1936 it became the Independent Congregational Church. Today it is called Independent Evangelical Protestant Church, and is located at 11370 Old Halls Ferry Road, Florissant, Missouri 63033. Info thanks to Erven Thoma. 1856
First Methodist Episcopal Church South Methodist Instigated by Rev. Dr. David R. McAnally, Frank C. Carter, and John C. Bull, First Methodist Episcopal Church South first held services in a small Presbyterian church. A small church was erected at the SW corner of Virginia and Haven in 1857. It was then also known as the Haven Street Church. The Haven Street Church was razed in 1903 to make way for the present structure. The church has since been renamed as the Mellow Memorial Church. In the Carondelet neighborhood. 1856
St. Clare Catholic Located in St. Clair, Franklin County, Missouri 1857
St. Liborius Church Catholic (German) St. Liborius Church was organized as an offshoot of St. Joseph Church, a brick church was built at Hogan and North Market in 1857 near the Lemp Brewery. In 1875 the church stood at the SW corner of 19th and Monroe Street. Founder of the parish, Rev. Stephen Schiveihoff, died in 1869. The parish was administered by Rev. E. Hoeynck and Rev. Henry Schrage in 1875. The present church was completed in 1889. The church was closed in 1991. Located at 1835 North 18th St., (63106) 1857
Holy Cross Lutheran Church Lutheran Services were held in the Concordia College building on South Jefferson Ave. until 1867, when the Holy Cross Lutheran Church was completed on Miami Street between Texas and Ohio Avenues. In 1896 the tornado tore off the steeple but another one replaced it. 1858
Frieden's United Church of Christ United Church of Christ Located at the SW corner of 19th and Newhouse. Organized as Friedens German Evangelical Church. Present structure was completed in 1908. 1858
Beaumont Street Baptist Church Baptist This congregation was grew out of the Jefferson Mission, which was established at 25th and Franklin in 1859. In 1866 a group from the Second Baptist Church was dismissed to from the Beaumont Street Baptist Church. A chapel was built at the NE corner of Morgan and Beaumont streets. Early clergy included Rev. A. A. Kendrick, and Rev. J. C. C. Clarke. 1859
Washington - Compton Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Washington and Compton Presbyterian Church began their congregation as a conservative group that broke from the Second Presbyterian Church on Broadway in 1859 and the congregation erected a church at 16th and Walnut which was leased from 1860 to 1862 by the Union Presbyterian Church, formerly located at 11th and Locust. Rev. James Brookes was first pastor of this Walnut Street Presbyterian Church. The congregation dated back to 1849 and met in Wyman's Hall on Market Street until the 11th Street church was finished in 1854. They disbanded after the sale of the church to the Union Methodists in 1862. 1859
St. Malachy Church Catholic (Irish) Father John O'Sullivan attended to the parish of St. Malachy Church from the St. Bridget Rectory until the new parish opened in 1859. Father Miles W. Tobyn succeeded him as pastor followed by Father Charles Ziegler (1868-1869). Rev. Thomas Manning was pastor until early 1870. Rev. Henry Kelly's service was from 1870 to 1878. Father Thomas Ambrose Butler took over at Father Kelly's death, and continued until 1884. At the SW corner of Clark and Ewing. Razed during demolition for Mill Creek Valley. Records at St. Matthew Church - 2715 North Sarah St., (63113) 1859 (now razed)
St. Trinity Church Lutheran (German) St. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church's first church was on the west side of 6th (now Vermont) between Robert and Koeln, built in 1870-72, in the Carondelet neighborhood. Present church is at 7404 Vermont (63111) 1859
Marvin M. E. South Mission Methodist Marvin M. E. South Mission was organized in a blacksmith shop in 1859 and later used rented rooms. In 1874, a frame mission building was dedicated at 2629 Menard Street. The present building was erected in 1891 and was later known as the Marvin Memorial Methodist Church and is located at 1129 Sidney Street. 63104 1859
Zion Lutheran Church Lutheran (German) As the oldest extant Lutheran house of worship in St. Louis, Zion Lutheran Church was an offshoot of the Immanuel Church. First Zion church was built at 15th and Warren in 1860, and the congregation moved to the present church at 21st and Benton in 1895. The church was occupied during the early 1920s by the Greeley Memorial Presbyterian Church congregation, and later by the Zion Church of the Nazarene. Since 1937 the church was been home to a series of Pentecostal congregations. Located at 2500 N. 21st St (63106) 1860
St. Ann Church Catholic Originally run by the Jesuits until 1889, the Passionist Fathers took over until 1948 at which time the parish became a diocesan church. First pastor was Felix Ward. Located at 7530 Natural Bridge Rd., Normandy, Missouri (63121), in the north St. Louis County area. 1860
St. Boniface Church Catholic (German) St. Boniface Church was the first German Catholic parish in Carondelet, which was a separate city until the annexation in 1870. First pastor was Father John Baptist Gamber (1860-61), second was Ernest Andrew Schindel (1861-1895). Cornerstone and dedication was performed in 1860 at Michigan Ave. and Schirmer St. in the Carondelet area (63111) 1860
St. John Church of Manchester, Mo. Evangelical A number of folks at Manchester, Ballwin and other points along the old stage coach route now known as the Manchester Road, having come from Christian homes, keenly felt the need of a church within easier reach. It appears that in the late Fifties of the last century this desire for a church of their own led to some definite steps towards securing one. This fact is clearly established beyond any shadow of doubt, namely, that twenty-eight men covenanted on January 3, 1860, to found the United Evangelical Church of Manchester, Missouri, for in an old record book the original entry is found. From the very beginning, St. John was served by ministers of the Evangelical Synod of the West, and so chose to affiliate with this church body on December 31, 1873. In 1934 this Synod became the Evangelical Synod of North America, which became known as the Evangelical and Reformed Church in 1937. The year 1957 saw the Evangelical and Reformed Church merge with the Congregational-Christian Church to become the United Church of Christ. As a result, the church name became the present St. John United Church of Christ. The above information is taken from church histories published in 1935 and 1994 by Mary Ann Buescher Eberbach, a member of the confirmation class of 1957. 1860
Park Avenue Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Park Avenue Presbyterian Church was organized as a colony of the Second Presbyterian Church in the early 1860's. It built a church at Twelfth Street and Park Avenue which was sold to the Park Avenue Baptist Church in 1867. In 1868, the church merged with the Chouteau Avenue Presbyterian Church at 11th Street and Chouteau Avenue. The Chouteau Avenue was built in 1867 and was sold to the B'Nai El Jewish congregation in 1875, at which time the Chouteau Avenue Church was dissolved. 1860s
Annunciation Church Catholic Bishop Patrick John Ryan was the first pastor. Other early pastors included Rev. Henry Kelly, Rev. David S. Phaelan, Father James Dougherty, Rev. Phillip P. Brady, and Rev. David J. Doherty. Located at 6th and Chouteau. Closed in 1951, it's records were maintained at St. Mary of Victories Church 1861 - razed
St. James the Greater Church Catholic (Irish) St. James the Greater Church was organized in what was then known as Cheltenham in 1861. It was founded as a mission of St. Malachy Church by Rev. John O'Sullivan. Rev. Michael Welby took over after six months, and was also the chaplain at City Hospital Chapel and assistant at Annunciation Church parish. Rev. Henry Kelly was pastor from 1870 - 1878. Father Thomas Ambrose Butler was made pastor in 1878 (and later organized St. Cronan Church). Father Patrick J. McNamee came to the parish in 1884, and remained as pastor for 12 years. Reverend Edmond A. Casey (assistant at the Old Cathedral in 1882, later at St. Bridget Church) followed in 1896. Present church at Tamm and Nashville Avenues was dedicated in 1928. Part of the Oakland/Clifton neighborhood. 1861
Union Methodist Episcopal Church Methodist Initially at Watson and Pernod, moved to 11th and Locust in 1862 with Rev. Henry Cox as pastor, and Rev. Mr. Van Anda was pastor in 1875. They then moved to "Piety Hill" at the SW corner Garrison and Lucas from1882 to 1911. This congregation was an outgrowth of Ebenezer Chapel, the city's first Methodist Church, which disbanded in 1861 because of the northern sympathy of its members in a denomination that was predominately pro-southern. The Garrison Ave. structure was destroyed in 1911, and, although church was rebuilt, the congregation purchased the First Congregational Church at 3610 Grandel Square. Union Methodist Church merged with Christ Methodist Church in 1952 and occupied a new building at 3543 Watson Rd. The Grandel church is now occupied by the St. Louis Black Repertory Theater. The Garrison Avenue church is now occupied by the Metropolitan Zion A. M. E. Church which was formed in 1878. 1862
St. Paul's Lutheran Church Lutheran St. Paul Lutheran Church met originally in a hall at what is now DeSoto and Benedict Street. It moved to a small frame church in 1863, then a brick church on Prairie Avenue in 1873. That church was destroyed by fire in 1922. Present structure was built in 1926, restored from fire in 1990. Located at 2137 East John Avenue, 63107 in the Bissell area. 1862
St. Anthony of Padua Church Catholic (German) St. Anthony of Padua Church was founded by the Franciscan Fathers. Early priests included Alardus Andresheck, Ferdinand Bergmeyer, and Vincent Halbfass. Present church begun 1910. Located at 3140 Meramec Street, (63118), in the Marquette area 1863
Holy Cross Church Catholic (Irish and German) Holy Cross Church was formed in the early 1860s by Rev. Casper Doebbener of Holy Trinity Church in Bremen. Prior to this the German residents of Baden attended mass at a private chapel of the Carmelite Convent in Calvary Cemetery. A church was dedicated in 1864. First pastor was Frederick Brinkhoff from 1864-65, followed by Herman Wigger (1865-97). The Irish portion of the congregation withdrew in 1872 to form Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. A new (current) church was erected in 1909. This church is located at 8115 Church Road near Baden Avenue. 1863
Assumption Church Catholic (Irish) Rev. C. P. Smith was parish priest in 1875. Assumption Church was closed in 1965. Located at 917 Sidney, it's records were maintained at St. Agatha Church 1864 - 1965
Walnut Street Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Walnut Street Presbyterian Church was organized in 1864 as a dissident offshoot of Second Presbyterian Church, then changed to Washington - Compton Avenue Presbyterian Church in the late 1870s after it moved to midtown. Rev. James H. Brookes was an early pastor. In 1926 the church moved to Skinker and Alexander Drive, and adopted the name Memorial Presbyterian Church. The Compton Avenue building was remodeled in 1948 and used by the Washington Tabernacle Baptist Church. 1864
St. Mary Church Catholic Founded by the Jesuits of Florissant, this church is located at 4603 Long Road, Bridgeton, MO (63044) 1864
First Independent Church of St. Louis

Presbyterian Located at 2240 St. Louis Ave., First Independent Church of St. Louis began as a mission of the Second Presbyterian Church, and started as an outgrowth of the Protestant Free School, which was founded in 1840 at 6th and Carr. The congregation moved to 14th and Carr. As the school flourished, a First Independent Church was organized. A church was built in 1880 at the SW corner of 16th and Carr, led by Carlos S. Greeley. In 1909 the congregation moved to the former Zion Lutheran Church at Blair and Warren, and the church assumed the name of Greeley Presbyterian Church in honor of it's benefactor. With help from the Second Church, Greeley Church completed its present building in 1930. 1864
Presbyterian Church of Pacific City Presbyterian Rev. J. F. Fenton was the first pastor. In 1867 they acquired the old stone "Union Church" at Fourth and St. Louis Streets, and became the Pacific Presbyterian Church. 1864
Eighth Street German Methodist Episcopal Church Methodist (German) Eighth Street German Methodist Episcopal Church organized in 1864 and occupied a brick church structure on the SW corner of 8th and Soulard (now Lafayette) Streets as late as 1883, in the Soulard area. (Comment from Christine Merseal May 8, 2021: "I have contacted the Missouri United Methodist Archives about the Eight Street Methodist Episcopal Church in St. Louis. John D. Finley, the Archivist wrote me back. Here is part of his response": "The 8th Street Methodist Episcopal Church changed its name to Memorial MEC about 1892. Memorial United Methodist Church closed in 1981. I discovered that the State Historical Society of Missouri has the records from Memorial that have survived. The church suffered two fires and a tornado, so we are lucky to have the records we do….One document that has survived is a church register that includes membership information from the 1870's and 1880's…." 1864
St. Joseph Church Catholic In the Lafayette area, this church was first known as St. Malachy Mission. Prior to 1869 this congregation was visited by priests from the Old Cathedral and later St Peter Church in Kirkwood. When the old church was razed in 1893 its name was changed to St. Joseph Church. 567 St. Joseph Lane, Manchester, Missouri (63021) 1865
Holy Communion Church Episcopal Holy Communion Church was established as a mission of Trinity Church. Pastor was Rev. P. G. Roberts. Church was opened at NW corner of Leffingwell and Washington in 1877, in the Piety Hill area. Moved to Delmar and Jackson (University City) in 1938. New owner was Jamison Memorial C. M. E. Church, an African-American congregation organized in 1917. 1865
Plymouth Congregational Church Congregational Plymouth Congregational Church, the fourth of its denomination to be founded in St. Louis, grew out of Hope Mission Sunday School which was organized in Elleardsville in 1865 by the Rev. William Porteus. 1865
St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church Lutheran First pastor of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church was Rev. August Craemer. This church didn't have it's own building until 1884. Now located at Morganford and Chippewa. Present church was built in 1949. 1865
Shaare Emeth Jewish This reform Judiasm organization got it's roots from Isaac Hoffheimer and Isaac Fuld in 1865 as "The Temple Association" (later "The Temple Building Association"). The cornerstone of the first Shaare Emeth (Gates of Truth) temple was laid at the NE corner of 17th and Pine in 1867 (dedicated 1869, survived until 1897). The first Rabbi was Dr. Solomon H. Sonnenscheim (1869 - 1886). Later on Sonnenscheim started Temple Israel with a group from his old congregation. Rabbi Samuel Sale was at Shaare Emeth from 1887 - 1919. Congregation later moved to large stone temple at SE corner of Lindell and Vandeventer in 1895. This temple was razed in 1929 to widen Vandeventer. They then moved to 6900 Delmar (at Trinity) in University City in 1932. Shaare Emeth has since moved to 11645 Ladue Road, St. Louis, MO 63141. Telephone: 314-569-0010.

Website: www.shaare-emeth.org

1865 - razed
St. Teresa of Avila Church Catholic (Irish) St. Teresa of Avila Church was founded by Rev. James J. O'Brien, and succeeded by Rev. F. P. Gallagher after one year.. Rev. Joseph A. Connelly was pastor during the 1890s. By 1883 four parishes had been formed from within St. Teresa's boundaries. Cornerstone of present church was laid in 1900, located at N. Market St. at Grand, (63113) in the Grand Prairie area 1866
Holy Angels Church Catholic Father Michael Welby organized Holy (Guardian) Angels Church on St. Ange and Chouteau, considered one of the finest neighborhoods in St. Louis. He was succeeded as pastor by Rev. Francis M. Kielty in 1869, and assisted by Rev. M. J. McLaughlin. Located north of Lafayette Park at 1019 S. 14th Street. 1866 - 1992
St. Francis de Sales Church Catholic (German) St. Francis de Sales Church was organized as an offshoot from St. Peter and Paul Church. Ludwig Lay (1867-69) was the first pastor, Father Peter Wigger (1869-78) was the parish's second pastor, with Father Peter J. Lotz (1878-1903) following. Brick church built in 1867 was destroyed by the 1896 tornado, occupying the NW corner of Gravois and Ohio Avenues, but was rebuilt in 1908. Father Frederick G. Holweck succeeded Father Lotz in 1903. Located at 2653 Ohio Avenue (at Lynch Street), (63118). In Compton Hill area. 1867
Park Avenue Baptist Church Baptist Park Avenue Baptist Church purchased the existing church at South 13th and Park Avenue in 1867. Organized from members of the Second Baptist Church. Early pastors include Rev. J. M. C. Breaker, George Kline, M. L. Laws, and D. T. Morrill. 1867
First Baptist Church of Carondelet Baptist The Carondelet Baptist Church was organized as the First Baptist Church of Carondelet. Its first building was dedicated in 1872 at 5th and Taylor Streets in Carondelet. In 1874 a colony called the Welsh Mission of Second Baptist Church was formed by some members of the First Church.. This mission flourished for two years and then it's members returned to the parent church. The new church was completed in 1928 at Virginia and Robert Avenues. 1867
Emmanuel Episcopal Church Episcopal Stone structure was erected in 1867 at 9 S. Bompart, Webster Groves, Missouri. Emmanuel Episcopal Church was upgraded and additions completed in 1965. 1867
St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church Lutheran (English) First services were held in Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church at 15th near Franklin and Morgan (presently Delmar). St. Mark's first church was completed in 1872 at Elliott near Wash. The first pastor was Dr. S. W. Harkey. Rev. M. Rhodes was pastor by 1875. The congregation moved to Cardinal and Bell in 1882. Their current location is at 6337 Clayton Road, built in 1921. 1867
St. Nicholas Church Catholic Originally situated at the NW corner of 20th and Christy the church's first pastor was Rev. Nicholas Staudinger (1866-76), assisted by Rev. J. A. Schmidt. After this came Caspar Duebbener (1876-78) and Coseph Schaefers (1878-1907). Once located at 1827 Lucas Avenue, this church is presently located at 701 N. 18th Street, (63103) 1867
Sacred Heart Church Catholic (German) Sacred Heart Church was formed by a number of German families from St. Ferdinand Church. Early Jesuits included Ignatius Panken, (1866-67), Ignatius Peuckert (1867-76), John Bauhaus (1877-86), Francis Vallazza (1887-95), and Lambert Etten (1895-1903). First church was built in 1867. Present structure was dedicated in 1893 at 751 N. Jefferson Street, Florissant, Mo. 1867
Bethany Evangelical Church Evangelical Bethany Evangelical Church was located at Red Bud and Rosalie Avenues for many years, and was organized in 1867 in a hall at 22nd and Franklin. It later worshiped in a small chapel at 24th and Carr, and in 1875 dedicated its own church at 23rd and Wash Streets. Rev. Christoph F. Stark was pastor in 1875. In Fairgrounds area. 1867
Evangelical Lutheran Church Lutheran (English) This Evangelical Lutheran Church was organized in 1867 with Rev. Dr. M. Rhodes, pastor. 1867
St. Alphonsus (Liguori) (Rock) Church Catholic (Irish) Better known as Rock Church, this church was erected by the Redemptorists Fathers (notably Rev. Louis Dold, Egidins Smulders and Ferreol Girardey). The cornerstone was laid in 1867 by Rev. Jospeh Melcher, and was dedicated in 1872 (church still lacked the steeples) and St. Alphonus Church received parish status in 1881, with a predominant Irish congregation. Father W. V. Meredith was the first rector. Other early priests were Rev. E. Smulders, Rec. C. W. Rathke, Rev. H. Meuer, Rev. J. Keitz, Rev. F. Muller, Rev. L. Cook. Located at 1118 North Grand Boulevard, (63106) 1867
Second Church Christian Second Church was originally the old North St. Louis Christian Church at 11th and Tyler. 1868
St. Peter Church Episcopal Formed as a mission of Christ Church. Became part of St. Peter Church parish, founded by Rev. Edward F. Berkeley, in 1872. First at NE corner of Jefferson and Olive, then, a stone chapel at NE corner of Grand and Olive in 1873 with Rev. Dr. Berkeley, minister. Stone church was erected in 1893 at the SE corner of Lindell and Spring. Remained there until 1949 when the congregation moved to Ladue and Warson in Ladue. 1868
St. Paul Protestant Episcopal Church Episcopal St. Paul's Church held services in rented quarters until the church was completed in 1870. The church was located on 3rd near Lafayette in Carondelet with Rev. O. H. Staples as pastor. The church's present address in 6518 Michigan. Marker in front yard of this church is the SE corner of the old Carondelet Common Fields, set there in the late 1700s. 1868
Protestant Episcopal Church Episcopal Services for Protestant Episcopal Church were first held in Elleardsville in 1868 on Victoria (Aldine) Street. The church's first building was complete in 1870 at Whittier and North market where St. James P.E. Church organized. The congregation's second church was built at Goode and Cote Brilliante in 1888 and in 1900, it erected its third home at that intersection. In Grand-Prairie area. 1868
Lafayette Park Baptist Church Baptist Lafayette Park Baptist Church was organized in a store at 7th Street and Chouteau Avenue in 1867. In the next year, known as the Park Avenue Baptist Church, it occupied a building at Park Ave near 12th St. . Moved to larger quarters in 1888 at the southeast corner of Lafayette and Mississippi Ave. 1868
Bernard Street Baptist Church Baptist Bernard Street Baptist Church at the corner of Bernard and Emily Streets, was led by pastor Rev. J. Hickman. 1868
St. John Methodist Church South Methodist St. John's Methodist Church South began as the Ashbury Chapel at 15th and Gay. Disbanded during the Civil War, this church was officially reorganized in 1868 and built the church in 1869 on land purchased at NW corner of Ewing and Locust in 1865. Rev. F. A. Morris was the first pastor, and Rev. Joseph W. Lewis had that role in 1875. Centenary Methodist Church contributed to the building fund for this church in the neighborhood called "Piety Hill". St. John's erected a new church in 1901 on Washington Avenue at N. Kingshighway. In 1902 the old church was sold to St. Charles Borromeo Church parish, organized by Italian born Father Caesar Spigardi. 1868
Ebenezer Lutheran Church Lutheran Ebenezer Lutheran Church was an offshoot of Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church located in the Baden area. Initially worshipped in a log house at what is now the SE corner of McLaran Avenue and Riverview Boulevard (originally Tracy Road). By 1871 a brick church was completed in the 8400 block of Church Rd. A larger church was built in 1923 at Theobald and Church Rd. 1869
St. James Evangelical Church Evangelical (German) St. James United Church of Christ at 1505 East College Avenue was organized as a branch of Friedens Evangelical Church. The name St. James Evangelical Church was used at that time. Located in the Bissell area. A small church was erected at DeSoto and McKissock in 1869. Prior to this church, Eden Evangelical Seminary offered services to this north St. Louis community. The present site at College and Blair was dedicated in 1888. 1869
St. John Lateran Catholic Located in Imperial, Missouri 1869
St. John Methodist Church Methodist St. John's Methodist Church was the first African-American Methodist church in Carondelet was built in 1869 1869
Scheerith Israel Jewish (Orthodox) Scheerith Israel came into existence through efforts of Abraham Tuchler. Congregation was popularly known as "Krakower Shul". Established it's own cemetery in 1871. By early 1880s this was the largest Orthodox congregation in St. Louis. Rev. L. Rosenblatt acted in lieu of rabbi until Rabbi Aaron Levy became first permanent rabbi in 1883. Disbanded by 1900. Most members migrated to B'Nai Amoona congregation. 1869 - 1900
Central Methodist Church Methodist Central Methodist Church was organized in 1869 in a hall at 18th and Wash Streets, moved to a new church on NE corner of 23rd and Morgan (now Delmar) in 1871. Early ministers included Rev. Dr. A. C. George, Rev. J. J. Bentley, and Rev A. C. Williams. Disbanded in 1890s. 1869 - 1890s
Carondelet German Evangelical Church Evangelical (German) Carondelet United Church of Christ Church at 7423 Michigan was founded as the Carondelet German Evangelical Church by Rev. John Will. Present church building was constructed in 1871. Denominational name changes took place in 1939 with the congregation's adoption of the name Evangelical and Reformed. In 1957, following the consolidation of the Congregational Christian Church with the Evangelical and Reformed Church, it was renamed United Church of Christ Church. 1869
Mayflower Congregational Church Congregational Mayflower Congregational Church was established as a mission of Pilgrim Church, a chapel was built on what is now Garfield, west of Grand. In 1876 the name was changed to Third Church and the building was moved again in 1882 to a site on the SE corner of Grand and Page. In 1895 they merged with the Aubert Place Church which was then erecting a building at Fountain and Aubert. The name of Fountain Park Church was adopted for the combined societies. 1869
Pacific Baptist Church Baptist Organized under the leadership of Rev. J. H. Breaker. Cornerstone laid on St. Louis Street (in Pacific) in 1882 (completed 1883). 1870
Bethany Lutheran Church Lutheran Members of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church petitioned for a mission in 1870. A frame chapel was erected in 1874. The chapel was used jointly with Grace Church until that congregation moved to Wellston in 1879. In 1883 new church was constructed at Natural Bridge and Clay Avenues. Bethany Lutheran's current church was completed in 1929. In Fairgrounds area. 1870
Mount Calvary Episcopal Church Episcopal Rev. B. E. Read was pastor of the initial church at Lafayette and Grand. Chapel built at Jefferson and Lafayette in 1878, church in 1882. Rev. Philip W. Fauntleroy directed rebuilding after 1896 tornado unroofed the building. Mount Calvary Episcopal Church's new church at 3661 DeTonty was consecrated 1912. 1870 - Razed (part of I-44)
St. Luke (or Lucas) German Evangelical Church Evangelical (German), now United Church of Christ St. Luke's or St. Lucas German Evangelical Church was organized in 1870 at 2637 Chouteau Avenue. A brick church was erected on the NE corner of Jefferson and Scott. The congregation became a member of the Evangelical Synod of North America in 1874, and a new church was dedicated in 1878, and rebuilt after the tornado in 1896. Church site at 2336 Tennessee was purchased in 1906. Today it is called St. Luke's United Church of Christ, and is still at 2336 Tennessee Ave., St. Louis, MO 63104, phone 314-865-2956. It presently has 98 members, pastor: B. De Bardelaben. According to Dr. Lowell Zuck at Eden Archives, the archives have none of this church's records. NOTE: This church is not to be confused with St. Lucas Evangelical Lutheran Church at 7100 Morganford Road which was founded on January 29, 1905, as St. Lucas Slovak Lutheran Church, the first of its kind west of the Mississippi. 1870
Church of the Unity Unitarian The second Unitarian congregation (offspring of the Church of the Messiah), they built a stone church in 1879 at Park and Armstrong across from Lafayette Square named Church of the Unity. First pastor was Rev. John Calvin Learned. In 1917, Unity moved to a new church at 5007 Waterman and the building was sold to St. Joseph Lithuanian Catholic Church. Messiah and Unity consolidated in 1938 at the Waterman location, and adopted the name First Unitarian Church. 1870
Union Avenue Christian Church Christian An outgrowth of the old Central Christian Church, originally formed in 1871. First met at 14th and St. Charles Streets until 1875 when it moved to a church at 23rd and Washington. In 1887 another move was made to a new building on Finney Avenue near Grand. In 1892 Rev. O. A. Bartholomew resigned as pastor of the First Christian Church to form the Mount Cabanne Christian Church at Kingshighway and Morgan (now Enright). In 1902, this church combined with the Central Christian Church. In 1904 they adopted the name of Union Avenue Christian Church and erected a chapel at on the present site (733 Union Blvd. 63108). In the Cabanne District. Website: "www.union-avenue.org" 1871
St. Agatha Church Catholic (German) St. Agatha Church was organized by Rev. J. A. Stroomberger as a German language parish in the Anheuser Busch Brewery area. Early priest include Henry Leygraaft (1871-1874) and William Hinseen (1874-83). Construction of the red brick church, under the leadership of Rev. Henry Schrage, began in 1884 but wasn't completed until 1899. Located at 3239 South 9th Street at Utah Street, (63118) in the Soulard area. 1871
St. Aloysius Church Catholic This church was initially a mission of Holy Cross Church and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. It is located at 12110 Larrimore Road, Baden Sta., Missouri in the Spanish Lake community. 1871
Corinthian Baptist Church Baptist Corinthian Baptist Church was originally located at Steins and Alabama, presently located at 6326 Colorado Avenue near I-55. 1871
Holy Innocents Church Episcopal Holy Innocents Church occupied a frame church building at the NW corner of Morganford and Tholozan in 1871. This building had been erected in 1856 and served as a union church for Methodist, Presbyterians and other denominations for 15 years. Holy Innocents merged with two parishes in 1939 to become St. Mark Episcopal Church at 4712 Clifton. The old church was later occupied by the Morganford Church of Christ, which razed it in 1954 to erect their present building on its site. 1871
Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal The Protestant Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd was organized in 1871 in a building on 7th Street near Sidney. In 1873, a chapel was erected on South 8th Street between Pestalozzi and Lancaster (Dorcas) Streets with Rev. H. D. Jardine, rector. It was enlarged in 1883 and in 1904 the congregation moved to 2838 Salena Street. It is now located at 1166 South Mason Road in St. Louis County. 1871
Most Sacred Heart Church Catholic (Irish) Sacred Heart Church was founded by Rev. James J. McCabe. The stone church was completed in 1899. Located at 2336 University Street (63107) in "Kerry Patch". 1871 - 1978
Holy Name Church Catholic (Irish) Most Holy Name Church is located at 2047 East Grand Boulevard, (63107) in the Bissell Hills area of North St. Louis. The nucleus of this parish originated with St. Thomas Chapel of St. Louis University. Rev. P. J. Gleason was the first priest. The present church was built in 1916. 1871
St. Monica Church Catholic Prior to the establishment of St. Monica Church these Catholics attended St. Joseph Church. Franciscan Father Chrysostomus Beineke was the first pastor (1872-81), followed by Joseph Diel (1881-84), Charles Brookmeier (1885-98), and then Henry Thobe. Located at 12136 Olive Street Road, Creve Coeur (63141). Website: "www.catholicforum.com/stmonica" 1872
St. Bonaventure Church Catholic (Italian) Italian Catholics first concentrated in the area of St. Patrick Church. The first church for the Italian population was St. Bonaventure Church in 1872, but it was too far from the concentration of Italian Catholics on "The Hill". They used a basement chapel at the German-American parish of St. Aloysius Church under the auspices of Father F. G. Holweck (who spoke Italian, German, and English). In 1875 the church was attended by Rev. John B. Salvatelli and Rev. N. Graziani. The church (built in 1855 by St. John Episcopal Church) was located at 6th and Spruce (near Busch Stadium). 1872 - 1883
St. Columbkille Church Catholic (Irish) St. Columbkille Church was organized in 1872 to serve Irish iron workers of the nearby Vulcan Iron Works. Its pastor, the Rev. Michael O'Reilly, was called a "militant defender of the church" because of his defense of his parishioners against slurs of Irish character. Church was razed in 1952. Located at 8202 Michigan Avenue. Records at St. Boniface Church, 7622 Michigan Avenue, Carondelet (63111) 1872 - 1952
Epworth Methodist Church Methodist Epworth Methodist Church began as a small mission on Easton Ave., west of Grand. Frame chapel was built 1875 at northern corner of Goode Ave. and North Market. Organized as the Goode Ave. M. E. Church with Rev. R. S. Stubbs as pastor in 1876 1872
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Catholic (Irish) In 1872 the Irish faction of the Holy Cross Church parish split and formed Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church parish. Founded by Rev. David S. Phelan, he was pastor from 1872 through 1915. The initial church was dedicated in 1874. The present church building was completed in July 1939. Located at 8747 Annetta Avenue, (63115). This parish merged with Holy Cross Parish in 1993 and formed Our Lady of the Holy Cross Church. Located in north St. Louis. 1872- 1993
Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church was organized as the Westminster Church in 1873 in rooms at 3500 South Broadway. In 1876 the church occupied a frame structure at Pestalozzi and James (now 18th) Streets. The present church was built in 1898 at 2621 Utah. 1873
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Catholic (German) The church at 2011 Linton Avenue (63107) (in north St. Louis to the east of O'Fallon Park)was dedicated in 1874 from a group of parishioners from Holy Trinity Church. According to Rothensteiner "Parish was founded on territory called "College Hill" and owned by the Jesuits of St. Louis University in the unincorporated town of Lowell. Lowell became part of St. Louis in 1877". A newer church was built in 1889 (destroyed by fire in 1970). Rev. A. J. Schilling was pastor from 1875 thru 1904. Part of the parish was removed in 1891 to create St. Engelbert Church.. 1873 - 1992
St. Bernard Church Catholic (German) The west-central part of the city was predominantly Irish, but even here St. Bernard Church gave a slight touch of the Rhineland to the upper Mill Creek Valley. St. Bernard's parish was dismembered in 1885 to create St. Henry Church parish and again in 1892 to form that of St. Aloysius Church. Closed, records are now at St. Cronan Church. Located at 4019 Gratiot Street, (63110) 1874 - 1973 (razed)
St. Augustine Church Catholic (German) Originally at 22nd and Hebert, St. Augustine Church was organized by Rev. Henry Jaegering in 1874. Larger church was erected in 1897 under the direction of Pastor Rev. Henry Hukestein. Parish was closed in 1982. Located at 3114 Lismore Street, (63107) in the Grand-Prairie neighborhood near the old Fairgrounds vicinity. Building is presently used as Evergreen Outreach Center. 1874
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church Catholic Established by the Jesuits for African American Catholics, this church originally stood at 14th and Gay Streets. First pastor was Jesuit Ignatius Pankin (1873-91), followed by Father Meuffels (1892-95), Father Boarman , Father Michael Speich (1896-1911). By 1875 they had moved in the church located at 15th between Franklin and Morgan (now Delmar), the former home of the Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church. Later moved to 2721 Pine (known as the Old Walsh Mansion). Records are now at St. Matthew Church located at 2715 North Sarah St, (63113). 1874
Grace Church Lutheran (English) Grace Church is located on the SW corner of Warne and Cozens Avenues, in the Grand-Prairie area. Rev. Martin P. Sommer was pastor from 1891-1914. 1875
Cote Brilliante Presbyterian Church Presbyterian By 1875 Cote Brilliante Presbyterian Church already had a structure built at Labadie and Marcus (4687 Labadie). The building was called Union Chapel. By 1879 the name was changed to Cote Brilliante Church. Changed to Presbyterian in 1885. New church was built in 1894. 1875
St. Matthew German Evangelical Church Evangelical (German) In 1876 this Evangelical congregation occupied a church at 3331 South 7th St. Rev. Henry Braschler was the first pastor. The present church at the corner of Jefferson and Potomac was built in 1888, and now houses the St. Matthew United Church of Christ. Located at 2613 Potomac in the Marquette-Cherokee area. (63118) 1875
Central Christian Church Christian Central Christian Church occupied a church at the NE corner of 23rd and Washington in 1875. Formed from members of the First Christian Church (dissension over an organ). They first met in a hall at 14th and St. Charles before moving in 1875. After the 23rd St. property was sold in 1879, the church met in various halls until 1887 when it dedicated a new structure on Finney near Grand. It eventually became known as the Union Avenue Christian Church in 1904. 1875
St. Kevin Church Catholic St. Kevin Church was constructed in 1876 at Compton and Rutger. After an initial struggle the parish grew rapidly under the pastorate of Rev. E. J. Shea. Rev. P. F. O'Reilly was the pastor in 1875. A new church was built in 1889 at Park and Cardinal. Early pastor was Father McEvoy. The current church at Lafayette and Longfellow was built in 1908 at which time the parish adopted the name of Immaculate Conception Church. 3120 Lafayette Avenue (63104). Immaculate Conception parish merged with St. Henry (1230 California at Rutger) in 1977. Has the parish records of St. Kevin Church and St. Henry Church. In the Compton Hill area. 1876
Fairground Mission Church Christian Fairground Mission Church was formed by the old Third Church, later became the Church of the Redeemer and merged with Union Church in 1911, and joined Fountain Park Church in 1918. 1877
Garrison Avenue Baptist Church Baptist Garrison Avenue Baptist Church was an offshoot of the Third Avenue Baptist Church, built its small church in 1877 on Garrison near Morgan (now Delmar). In 1879 that building was moved west to the corner of Morgan and Compton. The present church at 620 Spring Avenue was completed in 1884. Eight years later the congregation reorganized (see Delmar Baptist Church), and moved to a larger building at Delmar and Pendleton. The new owners of the building on Spring were the First Society of Jerusalem (Swedenborgians). They owned it until 1956 when the Memorial Church of God in Christ took over. 1877
Page Avenue M. E. Church South Methodist Page Avenue M. E. Church South occupied a chapel on Page near Grand from 1877 until 1883. In Grand-Prairie area. 1877
Lafayette Park Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Lafayette Park Presbyterian Church was formed as a colony of the Walnut Street Church. Church at Missouri Ave. and Albion Place was occupied early 1884. Many came from the congregation of the Chouteau Avenue Church which disbanded in 1875. Damaged by 1896 tornado and rebuilt. Merged with Tyler Place Church in 1946. Located at 1505 Missouri Ave. 1878
St. Paul Church Catholic (German) Built five years after Fenton's incorporation, St. Paul Church was a predominately German congregation that built this church. St. Peter Church of Kirkwood served this parish until 1887. 1879
Second German Swedenborgian Church Swedenborgian (English) The Second German Church of New Jerusalem was organized in St. Louis in 1879. In 1883 they constructed a church at 2126 St. Louis Avenue. They occupied the building until 1930. Since then it has been home to the Chiesa Diddio Christian Italian Pentecostal Church, The Italian Christian Congregational Church (1937-1956), Church of God Prophecy (1960-1972), and the Abyssianian Missionary Baptist Church since 1973. 1879
Beth Hamedrosh Hagodol Jewish Founded as a minyan. Congregation purchased first building at 1123 N. 11th in 1890, and stayed there for 30 years. First Rabbi was Israel Miller (1886-1892), followed by Solomon Elchanan Jaffe (1892-1895). Comprised mostly of Latvian Jews. Presently at 1227 North and south Road, St. Louis, MO 63130. Telephone 314-721-1037. Name means "Great House of Learning". 1879
St. Cronan Church Catholic St. Cronan Church was founded out of a part of the St. James Church parish. Father Thomas Ambrose Butler was an early pastor. Father Patrick J. McNamee was the next pastor from 1884 to 1896. Church at 1203 South Boyle Avenue, (63110) was dedicated in 1879 1879
Compton Hill Congregational Church Congregational Compton Hill Congregational Church was organized as the High Street Mission (aka Twenty-third Street Mission), which was a colony of the Pilgrim Church. In the next year it was organized as the Fifth Congregational Church in the former High Street Presbyterian Church at 23rd and Clark. This congregation took it's current name when the present site of Compton and Lafayette was purchased in 1886, with the church building being dedicated in 1894. Pastorates of Dr. W. W. Newell and Rev. L. J. Sharp. In the Compton Hill area. In 1955 the Compton Hill Congregational Church merged with Mount Hope Evangelical Church and moved to the latter's church building at 3661 DeTonty. The building was purchased by the Christian Fundamental Church (organized in 1940s). This congregation later changed it's name to Church of St. Louis. 1880
Holy Ghost Church

Catholic (German) Rev. Michael Busch was first pastor. Reorganized by Rev. Augustine Huettler. Holy Ghost Church was dedicated in 1909 under pastorate of Rev. John Rothesteiner. Located at North Taylor and Garfield. Closed in the 1970, records at Church of the Visitation, 4515 Evans Avenue, (63113). The church was razed in 1975. 1880 - 1960
Carondelet A. M. E. Church African Methodist Episcopal A building which was built in 1869 as a city market by the city of Carondelet was sold in the early 1880s to the Carondelet African Methodist Episcopal Church. Also known as the Quinn Chapel. 1880
Immanuel Baptist Church Baptist Immanuel Baptist Church was originally at 5850 Bates, near Hamilton, is now located at 10360 Olive Street Road in St. Louis county. The old building was later the home of the Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, which has moved to 8325 Scudder Avenue in Kinloch. 1880s
Hyde Park Congregational Church Congregational Hyde Park Congregational Church was organized in 1881, this church at 1501 Bremen was completed in 1894. At one time the home of New Shiloh Baptist Church, it is now the home of a Pentecostal church. 1881
Grand Avenue United Presbyterian Church Presbyterian In 1881 the First United Presbyterian Church organized a mission at Grand and Clark which became the Grand Avenue United Presbyterian Church. It built a stone church there in 1895. In 1902 a group left the church to form the Gibson Heights Church and in 1923, the name of the Grand Avenue Church was changed to Second United Church. 1881 - Razed
St. John and James Church Catholic David S. Phelan, pastor at Mount Carmel Church, was active in this parish, whose first pastor was Vincent J. McCartney. This parish is located at 140 North Elizabeth Ave., Ferguson, MO. (63135) 1882
Memorial Congregational Church Congregational Memorial Congregational Church was founded in Cheltenham and by 1904 it occupied a building at Sulphur and Way. The church's present location is 6234 Victoria. Part of the Oakland/Clifton neighborhood. 1882
St. Thomas of Aquin Church Catholic (Irish) The parish of St. Thomas Aquin Church was organized in 1882 by the English speaking members of St. Anthony Church. The congregation worshiped in the chapel of Alexian Brother's Hospital until their church was completed in 1883. Rev. David J. Doherty was the first pastor, from 1882 to 1932. Damaged in the 1896 tornado, the current church was completed in 1926 at 3949 Iowa Avenue, (63118) 1882
B'Nai Amoona Jewish Formed from a group of former Sheerith Israel members, B'Nai Amoona was founded at 9th and Washington, moving in 1884 to 11th and Washington, and in 1883 to 13th and Carr (where their first synagogue was dedicated in 1889). Rabbi Adolph Rosentreter was the first spiritual leader of this congregation, and ministered for more than two decades. After merging with the Scheerith Israel congregation in 1893, they moved to Garrison and Lucas in 1906. 1882
Baden Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Services were originally held in a frame house at 7936 North Broadway and later a nearby dry goods store. A frame church was erected in 1904 at 8449 Halls Ferry Road. About 1914 the Baden Presbyterian Church congregation merged with the Windsor Methodist Church. 1882
Our Lady of the Visitation Church Catholic Rev. Edward Fenlon, first pastor of Our Lady of the Visitation Church, was succeeded by Rev. Edward Dempsey in 1907. In 1992 Visitation Church merged with St. Ann Church and became Visitation - St. Ann Shrine. 4515 Evans Avenue at Taylor (63113). In the Grand-Prairie area. 1882
St. Stanislaus Kostka Church Catholic (Polish) The first Polish Church, St. Stanislaus Church, was consecrated in 1882 with Franciscan Fathers. Father Urban Stanowski took charge of the parish in1886. Present church was completed in 1892, and was the mother church of Polish parishes including St. Casimir Church, St. Hedwig Church, and Our Lady of Czestochowa Church. Located at 1413 North 20th Street at Cass, (63106). Part of the Kerry Patch area. 1882
St. Rose of Lima Church Catholic Rev. James J. McGlynn was appointed pastor of the St. Rose of Lima Church in 1884, and moved the site to the corner of Etzel and Goodfellow, where the church was dedicated in 1885. The present church at the NW corner of Maple and Goodfellow was dedicated in 1910. 1015 Goodfellow Boulevard, (63112). In the Cabanne neighborhood. 1884
Antioch Baptist Church Baptist Antioch Baptist Church's present church was erected in 1920 at Goode and North Market. Located in the Grand-Prairie area. 1884
St. James A. M. E. Church Methodist At 4301 St. Ferdinand Ave. 1884
Immanuel Methodist Church Methodist Immanuel Methodist Church's first place of worship was a small frame building on the SW corner of Bruno and Forest Avenues. New church was erected on SW corner of Blendon Place and Bruno by pastor Rev. J. D. Vincel, and known as Benton Methodist Church. About 1897 a wooden church was erected in the present site at 2105 McCausland, and the existing brick church was completed in 1927. In the Benton area. 1885
Cook Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church Methodist Sponsored by members of the St. John Methodist Church, Cook Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church is located at Spring and Cook Avenues. Name was changed in about 1906 to Scruggs Memorial C. M. E. Church in honor of it's major benefactor, Richard M. Scruggs (of department store fame). In 1925 church ownership passed to the "Colored Methodist Episcopal Church" (later called Christian Methodist Episcopal Church). In Grand-Prairie area. 1885
Water Tower Baptist Church Baptist Water Tower Baptist Church was begun as a mission of the Third Baptist Church in the Bissell area. Building at 2115 E. Grand Ave. was dedicated in 1886. 1885
Memorial Methodist Church (Pacific) Methodist Built on West St. Louis Street in Pacific. Rev. Albert Jump preached the first sermon in the Methodist Church of Pacific. Presently called Pacific Methodist Church. 1885
Salem Evangelical Church Evangelical Salem Evangelical Church began in a house at Marcus and Margaretta Avenues. The congregation occupied a new church at Shreve and Margaretta in 1898. In Fairgrounds area. 1885
St. Henry Church Catholic (German) St. Henry Church was organized by Rev. John A. Hoffmann, pastor from 1885 to 1909. This church was dedicated in 1885 at California and Hickory. The first marriage to take place in this church was between John Lossos and Margaret Knichel, on October 13, 1885. The first church was destroyed in the tornado of 1896, but rebuilt in 1910. Rev. Henry Hussmann was pastor from 1909 until 1929, at which time Father William S. Kempf took the reigns. This parish was originally formed from part of St. Mary of Victories Church parish. Parish is closed (1977) and records are now at Immaculate Conception Church parish. 1885 - 1977
St. Joseph Church Catholic See also St. Martin Church. St. Joseph's Parish is rich in tradition and history due to its establishment in the County Seat of Clayton in 1881, as the first church in this area. In

1828, at Bonhomme and Price Roads, the village of Central was established and became the center of community life for West St. Louis County. St. Martin's,

the first Roman Catholic Church in West County, was established in 1842. Current church is at 106 North Meramec, Clayton, MO 63105-3788. (314) 726-1221

Holy Redeemer Church Catholic (German and Irish) By 1896 the German portion of the congregation formed St. Michael Church in Shrewsbury with Rev. P. J. Kane it's first pastor. Located at 17 Joy Avenue, Webster Groves, Missouri (63119) 1886
Temple Israel Jewish Temple Israel was founded by a group of liberal dissents from Shaare Emeth, St. Louis' first Reformed Jewish Congregation. Rabbi Solomon H. Sonneschein (1886 - 1890) left Shaare Emeth to become Temple Israel's leader. First worship was held at Memorial Hall at 19th and Locust and later at the old Pickwick Theater at Jefferson and Washington. A stone temple was completed in 1888 at Leffingwell and Pine. Rabbi Leon Harrison led the congregation from 1891 - 1928. This temple was razed in the Mill Creek demolition. Congregation moved to Kingshighway and Washington in 1908. In 1962 the congregation settled into their new building at Ladue and Spoede. Address: 13788 Conway Road, St. Louis, MO 63141. Telephone: 314-432-8050.

Website: www.ti-stl.org

Fourth Christian Church Christian Built in 1886, Fourth Christian Church's original design is evident in spite of it's numerous remodeling jobs. Located at 5101 Penrose. Presently home to New Harmony General Baptist Church. 1886
St. Stephen Episcopal Church Episcopal In 1886 the Rev. W. E. Greene opened the parish with worship services in a tent at Third and Rutger Streets. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church was founded as a mission and met in stores in the vicinity of 7th and Hickory Streets. In 1898, a church was built at 6th and Rutger Streets and was organized as a parish in 1921. A new church to, serve the area near City Hospital was built at 14th Street and Park Avenue in 1961. This parish closed it doors on December 26, 2004. 1886 - 2004
Sheerith S'fard Jewish Sometimes referred to a Anshei S'fard, this group was the first orthodox congregation to purchase its own synagogue in St. Louis (715 Carr St). Made up mainly of the poor Jewish immigrants from Russia. 1887
Ebenezer German Evangelical Church Evangelical Ebenezer German Evangelical Church, formed in 1888, has been at 2915 McNair, in the Benton Park area, since 1891. The Epiphany United Church of Christ was formed as a merger of this church and St. Andrew Church congregation in 1964. This church was originally occupied by St. Paul German Methodist Church in 1874 as a mission of the Eighth Street German Church. 1888
St. Leo Church Catholic (Irish) First pastor was Jeremiah James Harty (1888-1903). St. Leo Church was located just north of the downtown area. Records are now at St. Bridget Church. 2315 Mullanphy Street, (63106) 1888 - 1978
Grace Methodist Church Methodist Grace Methodist Church at 6199 Waterman at the corner of Skinker, was organized in 1888 as the South Vandeventer branch of the Union Methodist Church. Union Methodist, then located on "Piety Hill" at Garrison and Lucas Avenues, felt the need for a colony that would be convenient for members who were moving further west. The church purchased a site at the SW corner of Lindell and Newstead Avenue. A chapel was occupied there in 1892, by the newly named Lindell Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church with about 100 members. In 1897, the church structure was completed at the Lindell site. This building served the congregation until 1913. The old church building was dismantled and after precise planning was re-erected at the new location. Demolition began in March, 1913, and the rebuilt edifice was dedicated on October 11, 1914. As a result of the move the new name of Grace M.E. Church was chosen and was known thereby until the Episcopal title was dropped with the unification of the three branches of Methodism 1888
Clifton Heights Methodist Episcopal Church Methodist Formally organized by Rev. S. B. Warner as the Clifton Heights Methodist Episcopal Church in 1888 as a colony from the Union Methodist Episcopal Church. A new church was built in 1892 at 2501 Clifton in the Southwest area and the name was changed to Dr. Fry Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church. Destroyed by fire in 1905 it was rebuilt on the same site a year later. 1888
West Presbyterian Church Presbyterian West Presbyterian Church began in the homes of Dr. E. M. Nelson and W. J. Dixon. A Sunday School building was erected at NE corner of Maple and Hamilton. St. Louis Presbytery organized this church in 1888. First pastor was Dr. Francis L. Ferguson, who installed first edifice at Maple and Maryville Avenues in 1898. In the Cabanne District 1888
Immanuel Evangelical Church (Ferguson) Evangelical Immanuel Evangelical Church was organized in 1888 at 126 Church Street in Ferguson, Missouri. Changed to Immanuel United Church of Christ in 1957. 1888
Ascension Protestant Episcopal Church Episcopal Ascension Protestant Episcopal Church is located at Cates and Goodfellow, this church was formed by Episcopalians from the former Union Sunday School, in the Cabanne District 1888
Bethlehem German Evangelical Church Evangelical (German) Bethlehem German Evangelical Church was formerly at Shaw and Hereford Aves., later at 5801 Southwest, and now merged into Mount Tabor Church at 6520 Arsenal. 1889
Concordia Lutheran Church Lutheran In 1891 the Concordia Lutheran Church held services in a Masonic Lodge at Forest and Bruno. Erected a building in 1897 at 7277 Southwest Ave. Presently located at 7291 Sarah in Maplewood. Originally part of the Oakland/Clifton neighborhood. 1889
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church Lutheran Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church , located at the corner of St. Louis and Garrison Avenues in St. Louis was originally organized to serve the English-speaking Lutherans in St. Louis. The services were originally held in the basements of Zion and Bethlehem Lutheran Churches. The first Pastor was the Rev. Fred Adams. In 1953, under the guidance of the Rev. Gerhardt Nitz, the congregation bought 4.5 acres in what is now Bellefontaine Neighbors to start a branch of the city congregation, as well as to open a Lutheran Elementary School. After 16 years of holding services at both locations the congregation decided to sell the beautiful sanctuary (seating approximately 1,200) at the corner of St. Louis & Garrison Avenues to the Eastern Star Baptist Church. The congregation of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church is still in existence to this day and is continuing to serve the community of Bellefontaine Neighbors in north St. Louis County as Grace Chapel Lutheran Churh and School and is located at the corner of Highway 367 (Lewis & Clark Boulevard) and Chambers Road. (Information provided by Rev. Ryan Buchmueller in July 2003) 1889
Emmaus Lutheran Church Lutheran Emmaus Lutheran Church was established as a mission of Trinity Church. Organized as a church in 1894. Chapel was built but destroyed in 1896 tornado. Present church was dedicated 1902 at Jefferson and Armand Place. 1889
St. Peter Lutheran Church Lutheran St. Peter Lutheran Church, at 1124 South Kingshighway, grew out of a mission opened by Christ Lutheran Church. Building near Vista and Swan was moved to new location at Newstead and Swan in 1904. Cornerstone of present church at 1126 S. Kingshighway (63110) was laid in 1926. 1889
Wagoner Place Church Methodist Wagoner Place Church started in a store front at Taylor and North Market, chapel erected in 1891 at Taylor and Maffitt. Permanent church was erected in 1894 at 1527 Wagoner Place. In Grand-Prairie area. 1890
St. Casimir Church Catholic (Polish) Originally located at 8th and Mullanphy, this parish relocated to north St. Louis County in 1955. Records at 10745 Vorhof Drive, Hathaway Manor 1890 - 1955
Aubert Place Congregational Church Congregational When construction began on the new church in 1895, Aubert Place Congregational Church merged with Third Congregational Church and the united churches adopted the name of Fountain Park Congregational Church. Later mergers (1918-1919) brought United Congregational Church and Plymouth Congregational Church into the Fountain Park Church (which closed in 1936). First Christian Church took over the facility, and then, in 1945, Centennial Christian Church purchased the church. Located at 4950 Fountain Avenue (at Auburn Street). 1890
Tower Grove Baptist Church Baptist Suggested by Rev. John McCourtney, first pastor Rev. F. T. Shore. Cornerstone of first church was laid 1895 on Norfolk Avenue. Pastor Rev. F. A. Lowry took over in 1923. Church's present location at Tower Grove and Magnolia took place in 1949 1890
West End Christian Church Christian West End Christian Church was founded by Dr. Robert Cave after he resigned from the city's Central Christian Church. Thus commenced what came to be known as the Cave affair, a controversy over the reverend Dr. Robert Cave's theological modernism, which excited and entertained citizens of St. Louis for several weeks, provoked a schism in Cave's congregation and establishment of the Non-Sectarian Church of St. Louis, and stirred a controversy over heresy in the newspapers of the Disciples of Christ. "Cave submitted his resignation to Central Church on December 27 though it was not accepted until January 5, 1890. By the end of December members were withdrawing from the congregation to form a new West End Christian Church on what one of them termed ‘the old-line Campbellite basis’ of absolute congregational autonomy. Cave accepted a call from this group and preached his first sermon in a rented hall on January 13, 1890. Two weeks later in response to continued denominational criticism both Cave and the congregation renounced all denominational affiliations, and the congregation became the Non-Sectarian Church of St. Louis. “Though it identified with a national Non-Sectarian movement, the St. Louis church had a particular character shaped by Cave's personality, theology, and denominational background. Erecting a building on one of the city's most fashionable west end boulevards, the congregation maintained a vigorous ministry on the liberal fringe of Protestantism for a decade. After Cave's retirement the church affiliated with the Christian Connexion, a denomination historically and ideologically closely akin the to Disciples. Information provdied by Gordon Seyffert, Kansas City, MO in October 2005. 1890
St. Agnes Church Catholic St. Agnes Church was founded by Rev. C. P. Smith to replace the Church of the Assumption. However, both parishes continued. Located at 1933 Sidney Street, (63104), in the Benton Park area. 1890
St. Paul the Apostle Church Catholic (Irish) St. Paul the Apostle Church was founded by Rev. John T. J. Tuohy, succeeded by Rev. O. J. McDonald. Church was dedicated in 1892 at Finney and Pendleton in Grand-Prairie area. The location was moved in 1897 to St. Ann, Mother, B.V.M. Church at Page and Whittier. 1891 - 1897
Most Holy Rosary Church Catholic (Irish) (Most) Holy Rosary Church was organized by Rev. Daniel J. Lavery. The present church, at the SW corner of Margaretta and Clarence Avenues was dedicated in 1923. 3905 Clarence Avenue, (63115). In Fairgrounds area. 1891
Compton Heights Christian Church Christian First of it's denomination in south St. Louis, the Compton Heights Christian Church began as a mission with the congregation meeting at Jefferson and Lafayette. In 1894 a chapel was built at California and St. Vincent Avenues. The chapel was rebuilt after the tornado of 1896, and served until 1930 when they moved to the former B'Nai El Hebrew Temple at Spring and Flad. Present church at 2149 South Grand was completed in 1948. 1891
St. Engelbert Church Catholic (German) St. Engelbert Church was founded out of part of the parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Founder of the parish was Rev. Anthony Pauk. First church was dedicated 1891 at Shreve and Carter Avenues. Located at 4330 Shreve Avenue, (63115). In Fairgrounds area. 1891
Christ Evangelical Church Evangelical Christ Evangelical Church was dedicated in early 1891 as a sister congregation to St. Mark's Evangelical Church at Jefferson and Potomac. The congregation moved to 7121 Manchester (63143) in 1919. 1891
Immanuel Congregational Church Congregational Immanuel Congregational Church was located at the NE corner of Jamieson and Marquette, the present church was completed in 1925 at 3960 Jamieson. 1891
Church of the Redeemer Episcopal When a fire destroyed St. George Episcopal Church at (Chestnut and Beaumont) in 1891 those that wanted to remain in the neighborhood organized the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer. Built in 1892 at 3010 Olive (at Cardinal). Within a decade this church was sold to the First Spiritual Association and moved to the Central West End. In 1910 it merged with St. James Church parish. St. James' contribution to the merger included a stone church at the corner of Cote Brilliante and Goode. That structure was moved at the time of the merger to the corner of Washington and Euclid where it continues to house the united parishes, renamed Trinity Episcopal Church in 1935. Berea Presbyterian Church, previously named Leonard Avenue Presbyterian Church, bought the old Redeemer church on Olive in 1908. 1891
Third United Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Began as a Sunday School in 1891 at Kisker Hall at Newstead and North Market. A congregation was soon organized and a church site was acquired at the SW corner of Wagoner Place and North Market. Services were held at Marcus Hall at Easton and Marcus until 1893 when the new church was completed and named Wagoner Place United Presbyterian Church. The present site of Union and Highland was acquired in 1912. United Third name was adopted in 1916. Located at 2426 Union Blvd, in the Arlington/Walnut Park/Grand-Prairie area 1891
Maple Avenue M. E. Church Methodist First services of Maple Avenue M. E. Church were held in a hall in the Arcade Building. A site was purchased on the SE corner of Maple and Belt, and a chapel was dedicated in 1895. Church was destroyed by fire in 1957. In the Cabanne District 1892
Our Redeemer Church Lutheran (English) Services were held in Holy Cross Hall until 1893 when it removed to Anchor Hall at Jefferson and Park Ave. In 1894 the congregation was organized as a church and occupied a chapel at California and Juniata in 1897. This was sold to St. Andrew Evangelical Church (which later became a United Church of Christ) in 1901. The Calvary Cross Missionary Baptist Church took over the 3127 California church in 1964. Our Redeemer Church erected a chapel on its present site at Utah and Oregon Avenues in 1908. 1892
Lindell Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church Methodist Lindell Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church was originally at the SW corner of Lindell and Newstead, the old church was torn down and rebuilt at 340 N. Skinker (at Waterman). Re-dedication as Grace Methodist Episcopal Church took place in 1914. 1892
St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church Catholic (German) St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church had its first services in a house at Magnolia and Sublette. Rev. F.G. Holweck was appointed as its first pastor. The cornerstone for a large brick church at Magnolia and January Avenues was laid on May 7, 1898, but only the basement was completed and used for church services for some years. By 1900, a small colony of Italians was among the worshippers at St. Aloysius Church. Rev. Francis G. Brand became pastor in 1903. On May 2, 1925, the cornerstone of the present brick Romanesque church was laid at 5608 North Magnolia Avenue, (63109), part of "The Hill". 1892
Society of Practical Christianity Christian Founded by Rev. Henry Schroeder, this group started meeting in 1892 at Broadway and Shenandoah under the name German Society of Divine Science. In 1898 they incorporated as the Society of Practical Christianity, and purchased the church at 18th and Pestolozzi. In 1915 the cornerstone of a new church was laid at 3617 Wyoming. Although known as the Church of Practical Christianity, the congregation officially changed it's name to First Divine Science Church of St. Louis in 1928. 1892
Delmar Baptist Church Baptist Delmar Baptist Church was originally the Garrison Avenue Baptist Church. Delmar Baptist Church built a new facility at 4300 Delmar (at Pendleton). In 1914, Delmar Baptist sold the building to First Christian Church and eventually moved into their new stone church at the SE corner of Skinker and Washington. First Christian sold it to the First Church of the Nazarene in 1937. The present congregation, Galilee Baptist Church, founded in 1898, purchased the building in 1947 from the First Church of the Nazarene. 1892
Beckville M. E. Church South Methodist Beckville M. E. Church South is now the Christy Memorial United Methodist Church, at Morganford and Neosho. First services were held in Voyc's Hall at the SW corner of Morganford and Oleatha, and by 1900 it was known as the Oak Hill M. E. Church. 1892
St. Mark Church Catholic (English) Rev. John J. Dillon formed St. Mark Church parish. Temporary building was erected at Page and Academy, with the present building at1313 Academy Avenue, (63113) dedicated in 1902. Parish closed in 1992. In the Cabanne District. This church in now the home of St. Mark's Community Center. 1893
St. Barbara Church Catholic (German) Rev. Adrian Van Hulst, S. J. then pastor of St. Anne Church in Normandy, built a small wooden chapel at what is now Hamilton and Minerva in 1872. It served as a forerunner of St. Rose of Lima Church until 1885. Rev John Schramm (1893-1904) was delegated to form the parish of St. Barbara Church. Cornerstone was laid in 1896, dedicated in 1907, and located at 1371 Hamilton Avenue, (63112), in the Cabanne District 1893
St. Matthew the Apostle Church Catholic (Irish) St. Matthew Church was founded by Rev. Joseph T. Shields. Church dedicated 1907. Located at 2715 North Sarah Street, (63113) in the Grand-Prairie area. 1893
Holy Innocents Church Catholic (English) In the southwestern part of the city, Holy Innocents Church is located at 4923 Odell Street, (63109) 1893
St. Ann Church Catholic (Irish) St. Ann Church replaced the original church called St. Paul the Apostle Church. It was created from a section of St. Alphonsus Church Parish. 1220 Whittier Street, (63113) in the Grand-Prairie area. 1893
Kingshighway Christian Church Christian Kingshighway Christian Church was founded as a mission at Easton and Marcus by Rev. O. A. Bartholomew of Mount Cabanne Church. Shortly thereafter it moved to Marcus and Hammett where it was known as Beulah Christian Church and later Hammett Place Church. In 1918 it moved to a new church at Kingshighway and Labadie and the name changed again to Kingshighway Church. 1893
St. Edward the King Church Catholic (Irish) St. Edward Church was founded by Rev. Edward J. Wynne in May, 1893. Located in the Arlington/Walnut Park area, at 2709 Clara Avenue, (63112). This parish is now closed. 1893
Jesus Church Evangelical Jesus Church was organized in 1894 at the Soulard Market Hall and in 1896 by former members of St. Mark Evangelical Church. It occupied a church at Twelfth and Victor Streets. This church was eventually used by the Jesus Church United Church of Christ. They gave it to Tabernacle Baptist Church in 2002. In 1913, the original Jesus Church merged with St. Paul Friedens Church in the latter's building at 13th Street and Allen Avenue and in 1914, sold the building to St. Lucas Slovak Lutheran Church. 1894
First Church of Christ, Scientist Christian Science First Church of Christ, Scientist was founded as one of the first five Christian Science churches in the world. Meetings first held at Beethoven Conservatory at 1603 Olive. First church was built in 1895 on Pine east of Leffingwell. New church was opened on Kingshighway and Westminister in 1904. Website: "www.csinfostl.org" 1894
Third Congregational Church Congregational Located at 4950 Fountain Ave., this church is presently known as Centennial Christian Church. 1894
Our Lady of Good Counsel Church Catholic (English - Irish) Formed from St. Michael's Church parish, this church ceased operations in 1949. Church was located at 1114 Destreham. Records at Holy Trinity Church 3519 North 14th St., (63107) 1895 - 1949
Oak Hill Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Oak Hill Presbyterian Church began in a frame church building at the corner of Bent and Humphrey. Destroyed by fire in 1907, dedication of the new church at the Oak Hill and Connecticut site took place in 1920. 1895
St. Wenceslaus Church Catholic (Bohemian) St. Wenceslaus Church was dedicated to the Bohemian national saint. This parish was formed by Rev. Joseph Hessoun of St. John Nepomuk Church. Present structure was completed in 1920-30s. 3014 Oregon Avenue, (63118). In the Compton Hill area. 1895
Carondelet Christian Church Christian Formed at a home at 510 Kansas Street, then rented old Temperance hall at Minnesota and Robert Avenues where they organized as the Carondelet Christian Church. They rented the former German Methodist Church at Pennsylvania and Upton in 1897. The former high school at 6801 Virginia was purchased in 1901. Named was changed to Dover Place Christian Church in 1907. 1895
St. Michael Church Catholic (German) St. Michael Church was formed by the German parishioners of Holy Redeemer Church. Early pastors include F. Brand (1895), G. A. Stroomberger (1899), and Charles E. Einig (1900). Located at 7622 Sutherland Avenue, Shrewsbury (63119) 1895
Ellendale Christian Church Christian Ellendale Christian Church was organized in Ellendale. In 1897 erected a building at Hewitt near Lanham. In 1903 moved to 2640 Oakview Terrace in Maplewood and adopted the name of Christian Church of Maplewood. 1896
Tyler Place Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Tyler Place Church's first service at present site of Russell and Spring was held 1901. Dr. John B. Brandt was the first pastor. Rev. J. L. Roemer was pastor in 1912. In 1946 the Lafayette Park Presbyterian Church merged with the Tyler Place Church. In the Shaw neighborhood. 1896
St. Louis (New Cathedral) Church Catholic Initially a chapel was built in 1896, and it wasn't until 1914 that the Cathedral was built (and the chapel razed). 4431 Lindell Boulevard, (63108). In the Central West End area. 1896
St. Stephen Evangelical Church Evangelical St. Stephen's Evangelical Church at Halls Ferry and Gimblin was dedicated in 1896. The denomination changed it's name in 1934 when the Evangelical and Reformed churches merged. In 1938 the present church at 8500 Halls Ferry was completed. Presently called St. Stephan United Church of Christ. 1896
Winnebago Church Presbyterian Winnebago Church was founded as a mission of the First German Church (later Peters Memorial Church) in 1897. A small chapel was dedicated in 1898, at Winnebago and Tennessee, in the Marquette-Cherokee area 1897
Pattison Avenue Negro Baptist Church Baptist Pattison Avenue Negro Baptist Church was located at 5232 Pattison, now part of I-44, in the neighborhood of "The Hill". 1897
Trinity United Church of Christ United Church of Christ SE corner of South Grand and Itaska, was originally located at Michigan and Neosho. Moved to it's present building in 1931. 1898
Tyler Place Methodist Church Methodist Tyler Place Methodist Church was the forerunner of the Shaw Avenue M. E. Church, South (name adopted pre 1906) and was established as a mission. Purchased building at Tower Grove and McRee, former home of a Presbyterian church. Rev. E. W. Webdell, pastor. In the Shaw neighborhood. 1898
Holy Family Church Catholic (German) In the Oak Hill district, Holy Family Church was organized by Rev. John J. Reuther, pastor from 1898-1926). A church was dedicated in 1899 on the NW corner of Humphrey and Oak Hill. The present church at 4125 Humphrey Street, (63116) was dedicated by Cardinal Glennon in 1927. 1898
St. Margaret of Scotland Church Catholic (English) Rev. James J. O'Brien held services in a vacant store at the SE corner of Russell and 39th until the present building at 3864 Flad was dedicated in 1907. 1899
Holy Trinity Church Catholic (Slovak) St. Paul Evangelical Church was built on this site in 1896 replacing the one built in 1860 and destroyed by the 1896 tornado. Rev. Francis Horvath was pastor from 1899-1902. In 1924 it became the Most Holy Trinity Slovak Catholic Church. Located at 1804 South 9th Street, (63104). Now closed, records are housed at St. John Nepomuk Church in the Soulard area. 1899 - 1984
St. Charles Borromeo Church Catholic (Italian) St. Charles Borromeo Church parish began when Father Cesare Spigardi rented the old Presbyterian church at 19th and Morgan. In 1902 the parish purchased the St. John Methodist Church at 29th and Locust which had been built in 1867. This parish closed in 1982. 1900 - 1982

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