Markham Memorial Presbyterian Church

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This former church seems to have sat on the former site of the Menard/Soulard Street Mission, which opened in 1875. I find the whole building confusing, as it was later a church.

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Built in 1896 according the National Register Nomination, the building now houses offices. I would be interested in knowing the real story behind this building, and the correct chronology.

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Kathy Greene says:

    Hello, Chris.

    My grandparents commissioned a stained glass window in this church as a memorial to a child of theirs who died in 1922.

    Is the building currently accessible to view?

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      I think it is a business of some sort now. I would imagine if you asked they would let you see the window if it is still there.

  2. Julie Nicolai says:

    See Jan. 17, 1897 St. Louis Post dispatch article for more info.
    It is available on-line

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      What’s the article name and page number?

  3. Julie Nicolai says:

    Do a “St. Louis Post Dispatch Menard Street Mission” Google search. It will come up in a list and be under newspapers.com.

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