History

21 March 1836 – Lafayette Park platted

12 November 1851 – Lafayette Park dedicated

1840s – first homes built

1869 – wrought iron fence erected around the Park, at a cost of $50,000

1870s – Lafayette Square is the most fashionable area of the City

1896 – tornado

1969 – LSRC formed

1970 – LSRC’s first house tour

1972 – LS added to National Register of Historic Places and St. Louis City Historic District

SLU Volunteers Spring 2015