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Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Old St. Vincent's Church

1838 ------ 1982

 
 
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By Ken Smith, May 24, 2009
1. Old St. Vincent's Church Marker
Inscription. On this site in 1833, Father John Timon, a Vincention Priest, celebrated mass in a warehouse of Don Louis Lorimier.

The first St. Vincent's Church, constructed in 1838, was destroyed by a tornado in 1850. Re-built a year later, the foundation of the present English Gothic church is stone from the original building.

Declared a Chapel of Ease in 1977, Old St. Vincent's Church was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 and has remained a place of worship since Father Timon came to this spot in 1833.
 
Location. 37° 18.048′ N, 89° 31.16′ W. Marker is in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in Cape Girardeau County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Main Street and William Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Girardeau MO 63701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cape La Croix Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); The Red House Interpretive Center (within shouting distance of this marker); The Red House (within shouting distance of this marker); George Drouillard (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri
Old St. Vincent's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, May 24, 2009
2. Old St. Vincent's Church Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Don Louis Lorimier / El Camino Real (within shouting distance of this marker); 1925 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1964 (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Girardeau.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Old St. Vincent's Church image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, May 24, 2009
3. Old St. Vincent's Church
Old St. Vincent's Church image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, May 24, 2009
4. Old St. Vincent's Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 29, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 427 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 29, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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