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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

La Rue Missouri

Chestnut Street

La Rue Missouri Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 16, 2014
1. La Rue Missouri Marker
Inscription.  English
La Rue Missouri (Chestnut Street), probably named for the Missouria Indians, rather than the river, was the first cross-street north of Market, and several leading families lived nearby - including Madame Marie Therese Chouteau, her daughter Marie Labadie and the Debreuils. After the American takeover in 1804, a confusing system of letters was applied to the streets, La Rue Missouri was first designated “North A Street” before becoming “Chestnut Street: in 1826. That year, the city council dominated by former residents of Pennsylvania, renamed cross streets after tree species, as in Philadelphia.

La Rue Missouri (Chestnut Street), devait probablement son nom aux Indiens Missouria plutôt qu’à la rivière. Elle fut la première rue transversale au nord de Market Street, et plusieurs grandes familles y vivaient à proximité, en particulier Madame Marie Therèse Chouteau, sa fille Marie Labadie, et les Dubreuil, Après la prise de contrôle américaine en 1804, on adopta un système de lettres peu clair pour nommer les rues. La rue Missouri fut désignée “Rue de Nord A” avant
La Rue Missouri Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 16, 2014
2. La Rue Missouri Marker
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de devenir “Chestnut Street” en 1826. Cette année-là, le conseil municipal, dominé par d’anciens résidents de la Pennsylvania, rebaptisèrent les rues transversales en leur donnant des noms d’arbres, comme à Philadelphie.

Erected 2014 by Creole Colonial Corridor.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1804.
Location. 38° 37.578′ N, 90° 11.373′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is at the intersection of Chestnut Street and North Broadway, on the left when traveling east on Chestnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 499 Chestnut 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. St. Charles Rock Road (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph Pulitzer (about 300 feet away); Site of the Democratic National Convention of 1876 (about 400 feet away); Dred and Harriet Scott (about 400 feet away); Western Reach of the Revolution (about 400 feet away); The Mississippi Valley Trust Company (about 400 feet away); Sold on the Steps of Justice (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
More about this marker. This is one of seven markers by the Creole Colonial Corridor (a.k.a. Les Amis) that was placed in St. Louis (October 2014), in honor of the city's 250th birthday.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 416 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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May. 16, 2022