Wednesday, January 4, 2023

"Assumption - Mattese" on Mattis Rd. in South St. Louis County (Roman Catholic Church)

 It is hard to believe that there was ever a time that in the area bounded by the Mississippi River to the east, the Meramec River to the south, Gravois Road to the west, and River des Peres to the north, there were only seven Catholic families registered to Assumption-Mattese.

It took a long time before the Southwest Deanery became a thing. An area of Protestant farmers in the 19th century, I'm guessing.