history images Mound City on the Mississippi Home Page
image menu Buildings, Sites, and Objects People, Places, and Things Events, Incidents, and Occurrences Bibliography


Name:  African Methodist Church
Address:  Hamilton Avenue
In 1840, Reverend William Paul Quinn introduced the African Methodist Episcopal faith to Alton and Brooklyn, IL and St. Louis.

The African Methodist Church in St. Louis began in a small log cabin on Main Street. By the late 1850s, it moved to Eleventh and Lucas. In 1872, the congregation dedicated a new building at the same address. The church later moved to Mill Creek Valley and is now located on Hamilton as the St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Discovering African-American St. Louis



about historic preservationnew entries4 kids onlymap it!

This site was made possible by: the City of St. Louis Planning and Urban Design Agency and
the City of St. Louis Community Information Network.

This site was funded in part by Federal funds administered by the Missouri State Historical Preservation Office, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, The National Park Service, and the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Version 1.0