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Basilica of Saint Louis, King

 
 
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By Don Morfe, March 30, 2009
1. Basilica of Saint Louis, King Marker
Inscription. On this location the first church in St. Louis, a small wood structure was blessed on June 24, 1770. Six years later it was replaced by a larger church of white oak timbers blessed and used for divine service for the first time in early summer of 1776. It also served as the Cathedral for the installation of Bishop Louis DuBourg, the Bishop of Louisiana and the Floridas, who took up residence here January 5, 1818. Little more than two months later on March 29, 1818, the cornerstone for a brick Cathedral was blessed and placed. The brick Cathedral destined to remain unfinished was supplanted by the present stone church. Bishop Joseph Rosati, CM. blessed the cornerstone on August 1, 1831 and solemnly consecrated this church on October 26, 1834. On October 18, 1914, the title of “Cathedral” ceased when the present Cathedral located on the western edge of the city was blessed. However, on January 25, 1961, Pope John XXIII designated this historic church a Basilica, thereby conferring on it worldwide recognition. Today this is the Basilica of Saint Louis, King, Populary: The Old Cathedral.
 
Erected 1916 by Knights of Columbus.
 
Location. 38° 37.446′ N, 90° 11.238′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker
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By Don Morfe, March 30, 2009
2. Basilica of Saint Louis, King Marker
is on Walnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 Walnut Street, Saint Louis MO 63102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dred and Harriet Scott (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph Pulitzer (about 700 feet away); The Gateway Arch (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of Robert E. Lee (approx. 0.2 miles away); La Rue Missouri (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Mississippi Valley Trust Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Merchant Laclede Building (approx. mile away); Lewis and Clark and St. Louis Riverfront (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
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By Don Morfe, March 30, 2009
3. Basilica of Saint Louis, King Marker
Basilica of Saint Louis, King Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 30, 2009
4. Basilica of Saint Louis, King Marker
The Coronation of St. Louis IX, King of France-Above is a painting of the coronation of St. Louis as ninth king of France. The painting depicts the saint kneeling before the altar on the night before his coronation. Louis was canonized by Pope Boniface VIII in 1297. The painting was a gift of Louis XVIII to Bishop DuBourg in 1818.---The painting was restored in 1949 and again in 1999. The painting is inside the Basilica.
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By Don Morfe, March 30, 2009
5. Basilica of Saint Louis, King Marker
As seen from the Basilica parking lot--The St. Louis Gateway Arch.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 16, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 479 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 16, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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