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Des Peres in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Des Peres Park

 
 
Des Peres Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 13, 2020
1. Des Peres Park Marker
Inscription.  Site of first orphan home west of Mississippi River. Founded by Rev. Johann F. Buenger, pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, St. Louis, Mo., July 30, 1867. Purchased by City of Des Peres, August 3, 1973. Designated Historic Site by St. Louis County August 16, 1984.
 
Erected 1984 by Chastains of Des Peres.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical date for this entry is July 30, 1867.
 
Location. 38° 36.313′ N, 90° 26.561′ W. Marker is in Des Peres, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker can be reached from Manchester Road (State Highway 100) east of North Ballas Road. Marker is in front of Des Peres City Hall, which is located on the grounds of Des Peres Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12325 Manchester Rd, Saint Louis MO 63131, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Des Peres Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Old Burying Ground (approx. 1.7 miles away); Lockheed T-33 A Shooting Star
Des Peres Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 13, 2020
2. Des Peres Park Marker
In front of Des Peres City Hall
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(approx. 2½ miles away); Douglas Aircraft C-47A Transport (approx. 2½ miles away); #9 (approx. 2½ miles away); Tow Boat H.T. Pott (approx. 2½ miles away); #750 (approx. 2½ miles away); #2804 (approx. 2½ miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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May. 28, 2022