Earlier this year, we traveled to St. Louis to experience the Arch and more. Enjoy these photos of the Old Cathedral and the Arch.
TripTip: Early morning is the best time to snap a photo of both the Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France (Old Cathedral) and the St. Louis Arch since few people are out and about. Weekends are even more quiet!
The church (built 1831-1834) is located near the historic riverfront of St. Louis, surrounded by but not a part of the Gateway Arch grounds. Because of the historical significance of the church, it was left intact while all neighboring buildings were demolished to make way for the Gateway Arch.
The earliest Catholic records indicate that a tent was used in 1766 and by 1770 a small log house was built on the site.
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