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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 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
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 16, 2014
2. Rue de l’Eglise Marker
en 1834 et remplaça tous les édifices antérieurs.

 
Erected by Creole Colonial Corridor.
 
Location. 38° 37.805′ N, 90° 11.077′ W. Marker is in Saint Louis, Missouri, in Independence County. 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.
 
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); Old Mission Hotel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); La Grande Rue (about 500 feet away); Lewis and Clark and St. Louis Riverfront (approx. 0.2 miles away); Merchant Laclede Building (approx. ¼ mile away); The Mississippi Valley Trust Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Gateway Arch (approx. 0.3 miles away); La Rue Missouri (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Louis.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in the Laclede's Landing Neighborhood.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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