The Arch Street M. E. Church was organized in the year 1872, and is located at the “West End” where it erected a very tasteful house of worship at a cost of $3,000 which has a seating capacity of 250. Its membership numbers 87; its Sabbath School has 70 scholars and 14 teachers, under the watchful superintendence of Mr. J. B. Brittingham. The average morning attendance is 60. Rev. Arthur M. Kierga* has been its popular and efficient pastor for several years, and has performed a work of great value in the district in which this church is situated.

Source: R. I. Holcombe. History of Marion County, Missouri: Written and Compiled from the Most Authentic Official and Private Sources : Including a History of Its Townships, Towns, and Villages, Together with a Condensed History of Missouri, the City of St. Louis, a Reliable and Detailed History of Marion County, Its Pioneer Record, War History, Resources, Biographical Sketches and Portraits of Prominent Citizens : General and Local Statistics of Great Value, and a Large Amount of Legal and Miscellaneous Matter, Incidents and Reminiscences, Grave, Tragic and Humorous. St. Louis : E. F. Perkins, 1884.