Category Archives: History

Ivanhoe Business District

Ivanhoe Ave. between Fyler and Arsenal has been a busy commercial center for the Lindenwood Park Neighborhood since its earliest beginnings in the 1920’s. This part of Lindenwood Park Neighborhood has a historic “American Main Street” feel and is...

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Fyler Avenue Bridge

By Janet Desnoyer As you might expect, transportation in the Lindenwood Neighborhood has undergone significant changes over the years.  I would like to highlight two items which were mentioned repeatedly when interviewing older residents of the neighborhood. One referenced...

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Southwest Baptist Church

Southwest Baptist Church, located at the intersection of Watson Road, Tamm Avenue, and Scanlan Avenue, was organized July 6, 1921, with 27 members. In its infancy it was a Sunday School conducted in Clifton Heights, meeting first in the...

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Mount Tabor United Church of Christ

Mount Tabor United Church of Christ was created in 1928 by the merger of the German Evangelical Bethlehem Church and Messiah Evangelical Church.  Bethlehem, was the older congregation.  It was founded in 1889 at the northeast corner of Shaw...

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Watson Terrace Christian Church

The Watson Terrace Christian church was created in 1952 as a result of the merger of two Disciples congregations in southwest St. Louis, Clifton Heights and Winona Christian Churches.  Clifton Heights, the older of the two, was established in...

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Immanuel Congregation Church

Harlem Mission took the name Immanuel Congregational Church on March 9, 1891.  A church building was built at 6739 Hancock, but in November 1904, the Church practically burned to the ground.  While repairing the old church building, a new...

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Lindenwood Park

Here is a history of Lindenwood Park as relayed by Mr. and Mrs. Schneidewind of the 6600 block of Pernod. Lindenwood Park did not exist until after the 1955 bond issue.  Then it was a four-block-long by one-block-wide area...

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Lindenwood Public School

The Lindenwood Neighborhood has benefited from the presence of two public and two private grade schools – Longfellow Public School – 1891 – Epiphany Catholic School – 1912 – Lindenwood Public School – Portable classrooms, 1913 and current School...

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Epiphany School

The Lindenwood Neighborhood has been blessed with a variety of public and private schools.  Our September 2005 Newsletter featured a history of the Lindenwood School.  Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic Church sponsors a grade school with an equally illustrious...

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Word of Life Lutheran School

The Lindenwood Neighborhood has been blessed with a variety of public and private schools.  Previous newsletters have featured a history of Lindenwood School and Epiphany of Our Lord School.  This issue will feature Word of Life School which has...

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