Stone Row - St. Charles, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 46.756 W 090° 28.939
15S E 718701 N 4295293
Historical marker in old town St. Charles about one of the early stone buildings.
Waymark Code: WM1ZGR
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 08/09/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 37

Stone Row
circa 1820

The Burlington stone used to construct these buildings were quarried from within this city block. Built by Thomas Lindsey, a founder of the first Presbyterian church in St. Charles. ~ text of marker

These building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

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History of Mark:
Marker places by St. Charles South Main Street Preservation Society.

Part of what is known as Stone Row. Part of a most unusual piece of architecture #'s 314, 316, 318 and 320. as there are no divisions between the houses. The stone chimneys were joined for added support. The Burlington limestone used to build these buildings was quarried on the location. The builder was a devout Scotch-Irish Presbyterian named Thomas Lindsey (1771-1843) who used his thirty-one slaves as builders. When Lindsey died, his instructions, which were carried out, were to return them to Libya.

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