The first Catholic church was dedicated in St. Louis. It was a log structure that stood where the Old Cathedral stands today. You can visit the Old Cathedral at  209 Walnut Street Monday through Friday from 6:30 AM to 2:30 PM, Saturday from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, and Sunday from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.