BULLET Two Hundred Years of St. Louis Places of Worship - 1770 - 1970
St. Louis Public Library staff presents Two Hundred Years of St. Louis Places of Worship (1770-1970). This directory includes information about churches, synagogues, missions, temples, and other places of worship in the City of St. Louis Missouri between 1770-1970. The directory uses the boundaries of 1876 to define the City of St. Louis.

Listings for places of worship in St. Louis County or its independent municipalities are not included. If a place of worship moved outside the City of St. Louis, information following the relocation is not included.

Bard, Mary G. – History of Second Presbyterian Church. 1838-1988.

Dobson, R. Calvin – Romance of a Pioneer Church: The First Presbyterian Church of St. Louis, Missouri. Self,  1960

Douglas, H. Paul - St. Louis Church Survey. George H. Doran Co., NY, 1924

Ehrlich, Walter - Zion in the Valley - The Jewish Community of St. Louis, Volume I, 1807-1907. Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press, 1997.

Hyde, William & Conard, Howard L. - Encyclopedia of the History of St. Louis. A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference. Southern Publishing Co., NY & Louisville, KY, 1899

Jacobs, Robert P. – Religions in St. Louis. Interfaith Clergy Council, St. Louis, 1976

Koechig, Neola Mc C. – Story of Second Baptist Church of Greater St. Louis. 1982

Mc Carthy, Marilyn – Stones of Remembrance: A History of Central Presbyterian Church, 1844-1994. Self pub.

Norman, Elva K. – Biography of a Church: A history of the early Baptist community, 1817-1877. Delmar Baptist

Church, St. Louis 1978 78-56995

Nygaard, Norman E. – Where Cross the Crowded Ways: The Story of the Third Baptist Church of St. Louis, MO. Greenberg Pub., NY 1950

O’Connor, (Rev.) P. J. – History of Cheltenham and St. James Parish. 1937

Oestreich, Kenneth D. – St. Louis Landmarks: A Guideto the City’s Landmarks & Historic Districts. City of St. Louis, Community Development Agency, 1977

Payne, Alex W. – What Mean These Stones: The Third Baptist Church. Self pub., St. Louis 1934

Platt, Elizabeth B. - History of Trinity Church, St. Louis, 1855-1955. St. Louis, 1954

Rothensteiner, (Rev.) John – History of the Archdiocese of St. Louis in its various stages of development from A.D.

1673 – A.D. 1928. Blackwell & Wieland Co., St. Louis, 1928

Schild, James J. - House of God: Historic Churches and places of worship of the St. Louis area. Auto Review, Florissant, MO., 1995

Schulte, Paul C. - Catholic Heritage of St. Louis: A History of the Old Cathedral Parish. Catholic Herald, St. Louis, 1934

Stellos, Marie Helen – Greek Community in St. Louis, 1900-1967. St. Louis University PhD Dissertation 1968

Stiritz, Mary M. - St. Louis: Historic Churches & Synagogues St. Louis Public Library and Landmarks Association of St. Louis, 1995

Swisher, Walter - History of the Church of the Messiah, 1834-1934. Self Publication., 1934

Thorton, Francis – The Notable Catholic Institutions of St. Louis and Vicinity. Finkenbinder-Reid Publ. Co., St. Louis, 1911

Toft, Carolyn Hewes – St. Louis Landmarks & Historic Districts. Landmarks Assoc. of St. Louis, Inc. 2002

Turek, Hania - History of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church. 198-

Umbach, Walter O. – Founded Upon Christ: A brief historical summary of Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Louis. The Congregation, 1966

Vexler, Robert I. – St. Louis: A Chronological & Documentary History, 1762-1970. Oceana Pub., Dobbs Ferry, NY 1974

Williams, Francis – Centenary Methodist Church of St. Louis: The first hundred years, 1839-1939. Mound City Pr., St. Louis, 1939

100th Anniversary: A Century of Blessings-A Challenge for the future. 1848-1948. St. Paul Evangelical & Reformed Church, St. Louis 1949

125th Anniversary, 1867-1992. St. Francis de Sales Parish, St. Louis, 1992

Centennial of St. John’s Methodist Church, 1868-1968. Compiled by Georgia Gambrill, 1968

A Century of Grace. 1847-1947. Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Louis.

Fiftieth Anniversary of the Founding of Pilgrim Congregational Church, 1866-1916. St. Louis, 1916

History of St. John the Apostle and Evangelist Church: St. Louis, MO, 1847–1997. Compiled and written by Melissa Mc Canna & Fritz Dowling, 1998

History of the United Methodist Churches of Missouri. Edited by Richard A. Seaton, Missouri Methodist Historical Society. 1984

Leaves from the History of St. Alphonsus’ Church. St. Louis, 1895

Lutheran Annual 2002. Concordia Publishing, St. Louis. 2001

Metropolitan Church Federation Blue Book, 1929., St. Louis

Metropolitan Church Federation Blue Book, 1964., St. Louis

Most Holy Name of Jesus Church: 1875–1975. Custom Books, 1976

One Hundredth Anniversary – Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1849-1949., St. Louis

One Hundredth Anniversary – Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Louis, 1839-1939.

Pilgrim Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. Louis 1927

Pilgrim Lutheran Church. 50th Anniversary, 1907-1957., St. Louis

St. Louis: It’s Neighborhoods and Neighbors, Landmarks and Milestones. Compiled by Robert E. Hannon. St. Louis, RCGA, 1986

Sanctuary in Soulard: The first 150 years pf Saomts Peter and Paul Parish. 1849-1999

Sorkins Church Directory, 1989. St. Louis Edition

Souvenir Book of St. John the Baptist Church Golden Jubilee: 1914 –1964. St. Louis, 1964

Souvenir of the Diamond Jubilee of St. Anthony Parish, 1863 – 1938

St. Peter’s Evanelical Church, the United Church of Christ. 150 Years 1843-1993. Self, St. Louis 1993

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Mt. Calvery Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. Louis. 1897-1922

St. Louis Star Newspaper

Series published 1932 till 1935 on St. Louis churches.

City Directories 1861-1970 (approximately every five years)

Vertical File Collection of St. Louis Public Library

Archivists of Christ Church Cathedral

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