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

Rue de l’Eglise

Second Street

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 16, 2014
1. Rue de l’Eglise Marker
Inscription.  English
Rue de l’Eglise (“Church Street” or Second Street) was named for the Catholic Church that it ran alongside the center of the town. The first church was a small cabin that lasted six years, from 1770-1776. The second church, built in 1776, was a more substantial vertical log structure, measuring 60 x 30 feet. It probably looked very much like the Holy Family Church in Cahokia, Illinois (built in 1799), with nearly identical dimensions. The 1776 church was used until the construction of a much larger brick church by 1818. The current Old Cathedral of stone was completed in 1834 and replaced all of the earlier structures.


French
La Rue de l’Eglise (“Church Street” or Second Street) portait le nom de l’église catholique qu’elle longeait au centre-ville. De 1770 à 1776, la première église fut une petite cabane. La deuxième église, construite en 1776, était une construction “poteaux en terre,” mesurant 60 par 30 pieds. Elleressemblait probablementbeaucoupà l’église de la Sainte-Famille à Cahokia dans Illinois (édifiée en 1799), avec des dimensions
Rue de l’Eglise Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 16, 2014
2. Rue de l’Eglise Marker
à peu près identiques. L’église de 1776 fut utilisée jusqu’à la construction d’une église en briques beaucoup plus grande en 1818. La Vielle Cathédrale actuelle, construite en pierre, fut achevée en 1834 et remplaça tous les édifices antérieurs.

 
Erected by Creole Colonial Corridor.
 
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Location. 38° 37.805′ N, 90° 11.077′ W. Marker is in Downtown in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on North Second Street near Lucas Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 North Second Street, Saint Louis MO 63102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Judge Coffee Bldg. (within shouting distance of this marker); Rue Royale (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Missouri Hotel (about 400 feet away); La Grande Rue (about 500 feet away); Site of First Mormon Meeting Place in St. Louis (about 700 feet away); The James B. Eads Bridge (about 700 feet away); The Missouri Athletic Club (about 800 feet away); Lewis and Clark and St. Louis Riverfront (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in the Laclede's Landing Neighborhood.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 330 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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