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St. Bridget of Erin cast iron fragment

Location: North Jefferson Avenue at Carr Street

Built: 1859

Demolished: 2016

Served the Kerry Patch Irish Catholics, St. Bridget was one of the five oldest churches in St. Louis.

Currently: La Salle Middle School.

According to the archdiocese, St. Bridget was built to serve an Irish parish organized in 1853. A girls’ school run by the Sisters of St. Joseph and a boys’ school run by the Christian Brothers began there in 1871. From 1927 to 1936 it served Kenrick Prep Seminary and High School.

Price: $250 each