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Soulard in St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Trinity Lutheran Church and School

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, May 12, 2014
1. Trinity Lutheran Church and School Marker
Inscription.  Formed in 1839, Trinity is the oldest Lutheran congregation west of the Mississippi River. The congregation moved to this location from a site farther northeast near the river. The 1864 building, destroyed in the 1896 cyclone, was replaced with the current American Gothic structure. Trinity Lutheran School has been holding classes since 1839 and is recognized as the oldest continuously operating elementary school in the St. Louis area.
 
Erected 1986 by Soulard Restoration Group.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & ReligionDisastersEducation.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 38° 36.549′ N, 90° 12.16′ W. Marker was in Soulard in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker was on South 8th Street south of Soulard Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker was mounted near the main entrance of the church. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 812 Soulard St, Saint Louis MO 63104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Becker House (a few steps from this marker); Philip W Schneider House
Trinity Lutheran Church and School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 8, 2014
2. Trinity Lutheran Church and School Marker
Wide view of marker on the church.
(within shouting distance of this marker); St. Elizabeth Settlement & Day Nursery (within shouting distance of this marker); Soulard Market (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Soulard (about 500 feet away); Sts. Peter and Paul Parish (about 700 feet away); The Trapper Cottage (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named The Trapper Cottage (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Soulard.
 
More about this marker. Plaque was removed sometime within the November 2014 to October 2020 time frame.
 
Also see . . .  Trinity Lutheran Church. Official website. Lots of information, photos, and livestream videos of past services are available here. The Historic Trinity Lutheran Church parish was founded by German immigrants who fled Saxony in the 1830s to escape persecution by the Prussian Union. (Submitted on October 24, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
Trinity Lutheran Church and School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 24, 2020
3. Trinity Lutheran Church and School Marker
Marker is now missing.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.   3. submitted on October 25, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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