“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Saint Louis in Independence County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

La Rue Missouri

Chestnut Street

La Rue Missouri Marker image. Click for full size.
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 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
La Rue Missouri Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 16, 2014
2. La Rue Missouri Marker
des noms d’arbres, comme à Philadelphie.

Erected by Creole Colonial Corridor.
Location. 38° 37.575′ N, 90° 11.375′ W. Marker is in Saint Louis, Missouri, in Independence County. 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.
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); Dred and Harriet Scott (about 300 feet away); Western Reach of the Revolution (about 400 feet away); Sold on the Steps of Justice (about 400 feet away); The Mississippi Valley Trust Company (about 500 feet away); Merchant Laclede Building (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Louis.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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