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Des Peres Presbyterian Church

1833 - 1940

 
 
Des Peres Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, December 4, 2021
1. Des Peres Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription.  

This tablet
marks the site of one
of the oldest churches
west of the Mississippi River
Des Peres Presbyterian Church
Founded in 1933

 
Erected by Daughters of the American Revolution (Webster Groves chapter).
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1833.
 
Location. 38° 37.37′ N, 90° 25.222′ W. Marker is in Frontenac, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on North Geyer Road south of Steeplechase Lane, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2255 N Geyer 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. Old Burying Ground (a few steps from this marker); Des Peres Park (approx. 1.7 miles away); Tender Courage (2014) (approx. 2.1 miles away); Clester Cabin (approx. 2.3 miles away); Old Log Cabin
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(approx. 2.3 miles away); Hackmann Cabin (approx. 2.3 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood (approx. 2.9 miles away); Argonne Drive (approx. 3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Des Peres Presbyterian Church on Wikipedia. The church was a stop on the Underground Railroad. Abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy preached here before he moved to Alton, Illinois. (Submitted on December 5, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
Des Peres Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, December 4, 2021
2. Des Peres Presbyterian Church Marker
Marker is mounted to the church, facing north
NRHP plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, December 4, 2021
3. NRHP plaque
Des Peres Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, December 4, 2021
4. Des Peres Presbyterian Church
Facing east; NRHP plaque is on this side
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 5, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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