The Cathedral of St. Louis, the King, in St. Louis, Missouri was the first cathedral west of the Mississippi. When the city of St. Louis decided to tear down nearly 40 square blocks to build the Gateway to the West Arch, the Old Cathedral was the only building spared the wrecking ball. It still stands as a testament to the Catholic heritage of St. Louis.
- Basilica of St Louis IX, King of France (The Old Cathedral) – St. Louis Genealogical Society
- Basilica of St. Louis, King of France – Wikipedia
- The Story of Jefferson National Expansion Memorial | The Gateway Arch
- Old Cathedral | History
- Lion of the Valley: St. Louis, Missouri, 1764-1980 – James Neal Primm – Google Books
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