f/8 and Be There
Fred Lynch

Dutchtown Highway 25-74

Posted Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at 12:00 AM

Langston's Service is seen on the corner of Highway 25 and 74 in Dutchtown, Missouri in this undated photo by G.D. Fronabarger. It may be from the 1950s.

St. Edward's Catholic Church can be seen on the right. It closed in 1967.


Sharon Sanders has more about St. Edward's Catholic Church and its closing in her blog:

Dutchtown's Catholic Church


Dutchtown Flooded in 1983


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  • I wonder when the Catholic church in the background closed? And can any one remember the name of the parish?

    -- Posted by Hugh M Bean on Wed, Nov 16, 2011, at 11:00 AM
    Fred Lynch
    Our librarian, Sharon Sanders, says it was St. Edward's which closed in 1967.
  • Wow, big difference....not.

    -- Posted by grandma73 on Wed, Nov 16, 2011, at 12:13 PM
  • isn't there an old cemetary up on the hill behind the church?

    -- Posted by insider63785 on Wed, Nov 16, 2011, at 3:46 PM
  • insider64785

    Yes. There's a steep hill that leads up to a fenced-in cemetery. What's more interesting to me is that the ridge outside the fenced area has lots of stones, including some fairly recent ones.

    I've been shooting pictures of it for years, but have held off running them until I could find out more of the history of it.

    It had to have been a mortician's delight: I can't see how six pallbearers could carry a casket up that hill without at least one of them having a heart attack.

    The last photo in this post was taken at the cemetery Oct. 27 of this year.


    -- Posted by ksteinhoff on Wed, Nov 16, 2011, at 11:34 PM