St. Elizabeth (St. Louis City)

St. Elizabeth is a permanently closed Catholic parish in St. Louis City, MO. The parish was founded in 1873. The parish closed in 1951.

St. Elizabeth Church in St. Louis, MO - 1936

The parish was suppressed by Cardinal Ritter to encourage racial integration. When it closed, the parish territory was divided into Saint Malachy, Saint Nicholas, and Saint Bridget.

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St. Elizabeth Church in St. Louis, MO - 1936
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St. Elizabeth Church in St. Louis, MO - 1936
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St. Elizabeth Church in St. Louis, MO - 1936
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Location

This is the second location of St. Elizabeth. The first location was at 14th and Gay Sts. After the 1927 tornado severly damaged the old church building, Fr. William acquired the Funkhouser-Walsh mansion (2721 Pine) to use as the Parish (God's Will, The Life and Works of Sr. Mary Wilhelmina). The mansion was built in 1858 by Robert M. Funkhouser, pioneer St. Louis merchandise broker and banker (St. Elizabeth's Church, St. Louis Globe-Democrat, 1949-11-19, page 3).

Building Demolished in 1951

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