“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Saint Louis in Independence County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Old Mission Hotel

Old Mission Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 16, 2014
1. Old Mission Hotel Marker
Inscription. On this site stood the Old Missouri Hotel. The first legislature convened here under the first state constitution on September 18, 1820. The year before Missouri was admitted to the Union. It was also the site of the inauguration of the first governor of Missouri, Alexander McNair and of the election of the state’s first U.S. Senators David Barton and Thomas Hart Benton.

Frederic Reader designed the current building for the Christian Peper Tobacco Company in 1874. The same year the Eads Bridge was completed. It is one of the largest cast iron from buildings in this country. Reader Place is listed as one of the 500 significant architectural structures in the U.S.

In 1976 the architectural firm of Kimble A. Cohn Associates remodeled the building of officies and restaurants as part of the redevelopment of Laclede’s Landing. The Raeder Place building is virtually intact from the time of its construction.
Erected by Kimble A. Cohn Associates.
Location. 38° 37.84′ N, 90° 10.996′ W. Marker is in Saint Louis, Missouri, in Independence County. Marker is on Morgan Street near North First Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Louis MO 63102, United States of America.
Other nearby markers.
Old Mission Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 16, 2014
2. Old Mission Hotel Marker
The marker is placed on the Morgan Street side of Raeder Place.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La Grande Rue (a few steps from this marker); Old Judge Coffee Bldg. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rue de l’Eglise (about 400 feet away); Lewis and Clark and St. Louis Riverfront (about 700 feet away); Merchant Laclede Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Gateway Arch (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Mississippi Valley Trust Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); La Rue Missouri (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Saint Louis.
More about this marker. This marker is located in the Laclede's Landing Neighborhood.
Also see . . .  Stop #14: Raeder Place Building - Laclede's Landing self-guided tour. This was the original site for the Missouri Hotel which was considered the finest hotel in the west. Built by Thomas Brady, an Irishman who had arrived from Pennsylvania. The hotel opened in 1820 and was the site at which the First State Legislature which met on the 18th of September that year. (Submitted on November 12, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
Categories. Notable Buildings
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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