St. Louis and the Community of Des Peres, Missouri
By Cait ODonnell Donohue
(Red Key Realty Leaders)
The Community Of Des Peres This community is located in West St Louis County, Missouri. In 1701, a group of Jesuit missionaries established a settlement on the banks of the Mississippi River near the mouth of the Des Peres River. The name "Des Peres", which means "of the fathers", traces its origins back to that early settlement. Manchester Road has been recently recognized by the Missouri General Assembly as a part of the "Original Route 66". So if you want to "get your kicks" just drive down Manchester Rd through Des Peres. The Des Peres Department of Public Safety is unique in the metropolitan area as ...