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  Building Boom of the 1830s
Category:  Architecture, Planning and Development
Brief Description:  Many organizations built buildings in the City during this time, including Saint Louis University, St. Louis Hospital, St. Louis Theatre, and others. The St. Louis Cathedral (now the Old Cathedral) and the Courthouse (Old Courthouse) were also built. The St. Louis Hospital, at Fourth and Spruce Streets, was completed in 1831, with additions built in 1838 and 1839. Saint Louis University was incorporated in 1832 and served students ages 12-16. In 1834 the St. Louis Cathedral was consecrated. In 1837, the St. Louis Theatre was opened at Third and Olive streets at a cost of $70,000 and a capacity of 1,400 spectators. The next year, the Second Presbyterian Church organized, but didnĀ“t move into its new $42,000 building at Fifth and Walnut streets for two years.
Year:  1830
Decade:  1830 - 1839
Beginning Date:    1830
Ending Date:     Dec. 31, 1839



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