The Carmelite Sisters first came to St. In they built their present convent. The Carmelite Order, one of the mendicant orders, was founded by Albert, Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, in , who founded a community of hermits on Mount Carmel, and affirmed that in a vision he had seen Elijah who urged him to continue and develop his old "School of the Prophets" II Kings established there.
Carmelites assert that their order descended from Elijah. He obtanied a grant from St. Ange and built a stone house here. The village was first known as Delor's Village. Afterwards it was known as Catalan's Prairie, so named for Louis Catalan, an early settler. It is said that shortly after the territory passed from French to Spanish hands, Treget wished to have his commission as captain of the militia renewed. Since he was a Frenchman and Baron de Carondelet, the governor general of Louisiana, was in Spanish service, he feared that the commission might be refused him, so he flattered Carondelet by naming the village for him and received his commission.
He married into an influential Spanish family and became an officer in the Spanish army. He became governor and intendant of the provinces of Louisiana and West Florida in In early days the village was given the sobriquet Vide Poche French for "Empty Pocket" , because the inhabitants were said to have been poor. Carondelet citizens had to buy flour from St. Louis, and often they could not pay for it--for their pockets were empty. Another explanation of the nickname was this: In French the adjective always follows the noun, so "vide" must be a verb and the name would mean "Empties Pocket," conveying the idea that it was a place where the pockets of those visiting would be emptied.
The inhabitants of Carondelet were noted for their hospitality and fondness for all kinds of sports and amusements. Louis visitors would return home with emptied pockets--the Carondelet men may have had fleeter horses or have been more skillful card players. When a St. Louisan was asked to visit Carondelet on Sunday afternoon, he would reply, "A quoi sert, c'est un vide poche.
Vide Poche was Anglicized and became "Wheat Bush. Louis in gave as the southeast landmark Sugar-loaf-"thence due south until it comes to the Sugar-loaf, thence due east to the Mississippi. Louis it must have been quite near Carondelet, or near enough to give the village the name, Pain de Sucre.
Carondelet was incorporated in , merged with the First Ward of St. Louis under the name South St. Louis in , and annexed to St. In northeastern Carondelet Township along the Mississippi River. Named for the village. The largest park in the southern part of the city. Purchased in So named because of its location in southern St. Louis, formerly called Carondelet.
An elementary school at Minnesota Avenue, established in Named for the town, Carondelet, which is now incorporated with St. The southernmost Township of St. The boundaries are as follows: on the north Central Township and St. Settlement began when the county was under Spanish rule. Named for the old village. Campbell ; Scharf , II. MAP ; R. Named for William Carr Lane , physician and the first mayor of St. Presented to the city in by William C. Named for the Carson family, who had a store and blacksmith shop here.
In northern Central Township on the electric car line. Named from Carson Heights. Probably named for Charles Castello , a public spirited citizen of St. Louis County, mayor of St. Ferdinand in , and public administrator in St. A descriptive name. Named for Louis Catalan, an early settler. Hertich , 5; McDermott.
A home for business women and students at North Spring Ave. Louis Women's Christian Association. Named to honor Mrs. Catherine N. Springer, for many years president of the association. Founded in on a large tract of land about acres near Glencoe, and principally maintained by the Catholics of St. The Catholic brothers cultivated about acres.
Named for the Caulk family who lived here. Louis Court of Appeals. Scharf , II. A post office since in northwestern Meramec Township. Named for the Centaur Lime Company which is located here. A centaur was a fabled creature, half-man and half-horse. In a Methodist congregation at Fourth and Washington decided to celebrate the centennial of the founding of Methodism by building a new church. Little headway was made and it was not until that the new building was constructed at Broadway and Pine.
In the building at the present location was begun. The name "Methodist" goes back to , when the religious society at the University of Oxford, organized by John and Charles Wesley and George Whitfield, was so nicknamed by their fellow students. Snow , I. Rising in western St. Ferdinand Township and flowing into Fee Fee Creek. All three are names of location. A Presbyterian Church organized in at Sixth and St.
Charles Streets, moved to Lucas and Garrison Avenues, and later to the outskirts of the city. At Stratman in Central Township. There is a parochial school attached. Named from the Township. A high school at N.
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Garrison Avenue. It was established in at Fifteenth and Olive Streets, which was near the center of the city at that time. In it was moved to a new location on Grand Avenue, opposite Windsor Place. This building was damaged by the tornado of and the student body was moved to the present building which was formerly Yeatman School. Yeatman School was named for James E. Yeatman , banker and philanthropist.
G-D date missing ; II. An elementary school in Ferguson. Named in for its location. Russell , ; McCluer. Gets its name from the fact that it is central to and surrounded by St. Louis City, St. Ferdinand Township, Bonhomme Township, and Carondelet Township on the east, north, west, and south in the order named. A natural bed of rocks, extending from the Missouri shore of the Mississippi River to a distance of about 1, feet. In City Engineer Homer erected a dike from the Chain of Rocks, extending it out into the river, in an attempt to control the river channel, but the plan was abandoned before it was completed.
For that reason the Chain of Rocks was called Homer Dyke. Now the rocks are about one-half mile inside the city limits and are exposed only when the river is at a low stage. Thomas , ; ENCY. It acts to control the river channel and actually does look like a "chain" of rocks.
This dike is what is commonly referred to as the chain of rocks today, rather than the natural rock bed. It was opened July 20, See Chain of Rocks. Takes its name from Chaminade College which is located here. MAP ; Stevens. It opened its doors in and is in charge of the Brothers of St. Mary, who were founded in by Ven. William Joseph Chaminade, D. Named for the founder of the order. Thomas , ; CATH. Named for the Chapman family. Island No. Also called Mullanphy Island for name see Mullanphy School. Charbonier is French for charcoal-burner.
Took name from a coal-bluff see La Charbonier. An elementary school at Shenandoah Ave. Named for Joseph Charless, Jr. On the Missouri River near St. It was operated by Lafreniere Jacques Chauvin , officer in the French service, who was given a large concession on the Missouri River, opposite St.
Charles by DeLassus. Spelled Chevins Ferry on Wetmore's Map. Wetmore ; Hertich , ; Houck , II. In southern Central Township. A stock name. There is a Chelsea in Massachusetts, Michigan, and Vermont, all named directly or indirectly for the town in England, now a part of London. A post office from to In it was called Sulphur Springs from its mineral springs, and was in the county; now it is in western St.
It was the site of the Icarian settlement, a socialistic experiment founded in and broken up in Named by William Webble, who built a country home there and named it for the famous watering place at Gloucestershire, England. When the Missouri Pacific Railroad was built, the station was named for Webble's home. In southern Carondelet Township on the St. Louis and Iron Mountain Railroad unsolved.
A post office since near the western line of Bonhomme Township. Lawrence Long settled here in It was once known as Drew's Station. It was laid out in Eaton says by Colonel Justus Post d. Chesterfield potatoes were named for this place and have made it famous. This railroad originated in A number of lines consolidated to make the present line. It takes its name from three cities it was first built to serve.
In St. Louis County this road runs north from St. Louis, across the Missouri River, near Ruegg, and into St. Charles County. Louis on the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Chippewa, the popular adaption of OJIBWAY meaning "to roast till puckered up," referring to the puckered seams on their moccasins, was the name of a large tribe of Indians in Minnesota and North Dakota, but never prominent in history. An elementary school at Ewing Ave. Named for Auguste Chouteau , one of the first settlers of St. In the Mississippi River near north St. Doubtless in honor of some member of the famous old St.
Louis family. In this building was sold to the Baptists and a new building was erected at Fifth and Chestnut. It was sold and the new building was erected at the present site. In it was made a Cathedral. A Catholic Church at University City. A parochial school in charge of the Sisters of Mercy is attached. A Catholic college and high school at Clayton Road. It was established in by three Christian Brothers, Gelisaire, Peter, and Dorothy, who came from France where this religious order was instituted in They came to St.
In a thirty-acre tract at Easton Avenue and Kingshighway was acquired and a building completed here in In the present buildings were erected. On Manchester Road, just outside Maplewood. A German church, organized in Christus is the usual form of Christ's name in German.
The church was dedicated in It was named in honor of Calvin M. Christy, who gave to the Methodist Church the lot on which the church was built. A Catholic Church at Florissant.
As early as a wooden church stood in the old burial ground at Florissant. It was named in honor of the patron saint of King Ferdinand V of Spain , who expelled the Moors from that country. Benedict order; from to the Trappists took charge; since the Jesuits have been in charge. A cemetery of the same name is attached to the church. A parochial school in charge of the Sister of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross is attached. Schard , II. The first Catholic Church in St. Louis built in and blessed in It was so small and so carelessly constructed that on December 26, , the settlers decided to build a new church, which was completed in In a third church was begun on the corner of Market and Second Streets, and was dedicated on January 9, , but was never completed.
Louis was created an Episcopal See and the Right Rev. Joseph Rosati, C. It was consecrated in It is built on the only piece of property in St. Louis that has never been sold. The Old Cathedral is now surrounded by business houses. The parish maintains a parochial school taught by two Sisters of Loretto. For the name cf. A parochial school taught by the Sisters of St.
Joseph and one lay teacher is attached. Annunziata is Italian for Annunciation q. Ascension Church, above. Holy Innocents' Day in the calendar is celebrated on December A Catholic Church at Florissant, organized by some forty German families that they might worship in their own language. The church was completed and dedicated in A parochial school was established in in connection with the church. About another school was built, principally for boys.
The school is in charge of the Sisters of Precious Blood. Instruction is in both English and German. A novitiate, the first branch of the mother house, was maintained by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart at Florissant from until when it was abandoned. The heart of Jesus is a special object of Catholic devotion. Union Blvd. The first building was opened in at Seventh and Hickory Streets.
The present building was erected in Built in on the estate known as Old Orchard by the great statesman and philosopher, Henry Clay He occupied the place only three months, and some authorities doubt that he ever actually lived there. Now it is an outing farm for orphan children. A post office was established at Old Orchard in and discontinued in It took its name from an apple orchard that occupied the original site. Named for the Clayburn more correctly Claiborne family, prominent in St. Louis history. Established as the county seat of St. Louis County by election December 14, Named for Ralph Clayton, an old citizen who donated one hundred acres of his farm for the new county seat.
A post office since , in eastern Central Township. A high school at Louisiana Avenue, established in Named for Grover Cleveland , president of the United States ; Named for a cave nearby, which was frequented by the Indians. In Meramec Township four miles northwest of Allentown. Now a subdivision in southwest St. It is rather hilly, but the origin of the "Clifton" part of the name could not be discovered. See discussion of this Americanism "clifty" in Mr. Frank Weber's thesis, App. An elementary school at Grattan Street, established in Named for George Clinton , statesman and vice president Named for a creek.
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A creek rising in northwestern St. Ferdinand Township and flowing through the Township into the Missouri River. Ferdinand is still given to the creek, which is the old name for Florissant. The name, Cold Water, is a descriptive one. A rural elementary school in northern St. Named for Richard H. Cole , St. Louis public school principal for fifty years. Named in honor of Colonel Norman J.
Coleman of St. Louis b. A station on the Wabash Railroad in St. So named for the Ben Blewett College that was established here. In northeastern St. There was a town here, but now farms cover the old town site. Named from Columbia Bottoms. Colton's Map of Missouri ; Stevens. From the city limits line to the mouth of the Missouri River will be found the Columbia Bottoms, lowlands, extending in a strip of variable width from the river inland to the bluffs, which make the west line of the Columbia Bottom Road.
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