The Roman Catholic Church of St. Charles Borromeo dominates the northeastern part of town away from St. Charles’s downtown. There are more beautiful examples of Second Empire and Italianate houses and apartment buildings lining Fifth Street, which is wider through… Continue Reading
The architecture of St. Charles is interesting, because it follows the same styles as St. Louis, but yet expresses them in a different way, more akin to small towns. For starters, the lots are not long and skinny like the… Continue Reading
Further east, there is another giant quarry hollowed out of the earth. The large swath of flat land out in front of the quarry holes has been rezoned as an industrial park. I would assume this land was once the… Continue Reading
I never expected to see these incredible quarries hollowed out of the rock face on the western side of Pacific. They are the standard type I see around the region; the mountain is shaved off, and then tunnels are carved… Continue Reading
I had never made it to downtown Pacific before, but it is very well preserved, and has some nice buildings. The opera house is built in an interesting, eclectic style, and is not something I have seen exactly in St.… Continue Reading
Resurrection Hill Cemetery, an African-American burial ground, is tucked on hilly ground just north of I-44 on route OO. The road to the cemetery swoops up an incline, where there is a small parking lot. I-44 is in the background.
Update: On July 29th, the vast majority of the stones were fixed by the amazing Franklin County Cemetery Society. Read my original article here. The City of Pacific’s cemetery was vandalized back in the winter.
St. Albans had some problems with roads washing out recently.
Founded in 1880, Immaculate Conception was a quiet, rural parish for over a century. But that changed as St. Charles County exploded in population, and while the old church is too small and has been replaced by a new one… Continue Reading