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Two South County Cemeteries, Revisited

I went back by Father Dickson Cemetery, a historic African American cemetery off of Sappington Road, which I visited back in 2015 for a story for St. Louis Magazine. It still looks great, and is a model for maintaining a historic burial place.

I also went back St. Paul Cemetery, off of Rock Hill Road, which I had visited back in the summer of 2016.

Like most Lutheran cemeteries, it was owned by the individual church, and not by a larger organization, such as is the situation with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis.

I like the “Norman” style gate house and pylons at the entrances.

Readers interested in attending my short lecture about Civil War forts in St. Louis can come to the Missouri History Museum tomorrow, Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 10:30 AM in the Lee Auditorium. I am also giving a lecture on the Flemish Baroque painter Jacob Jordaens on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM, and reprised at 6:00 PM on Friday November 16, 2018 at the Saint Louis Art Museum.

2 Comments

  1. Actually St. Paul Churchyard is owned and operated by St. Paul United Church of Christ, which is at Giles and Potomac in South City. The 170 year old Congregation began in Soulard, and moved to its current location in the 1930s. It is not owned by a Lutheran congregation.

    • Hi Jeff, for my purposes, I consider any church that originated in Germany with the Protestant reformer Martin Luther to be under the banner of “Lutheranism” even if there are different terminologies. I suspect that before St. Paul’s was the United Church of Christ it might have been Evangelical? That comes from the German name for the Lutheran Church in Germany, which is Evangelisch. I also know there is a Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod St. Paul in Des Peres with the same name.

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