Lafayette Square Historical Archives

The mission of the LSRC Archives Committee is finding, preserving, and making accessible a range of historic and contemporary digital materials relating to Lafayette Square.

For everyone here who has a dog, or likes someone who does…. October 14, 2017 - A small group of residents is working to establish a dog park for Lafayette Square. With our neighborhood association, we have tentatively identified a site and determined the approximate costs. What we need now is a sense of your interest and commitment to making a dog park succeed in our community. We need your active Continue Reading
The Square Has Never Looked Better September 20, 2017 - Editor's Note: We asked Linda Weiner to reflect on her time beautifying the Square after a recent comment she made that the neighborhood has never looked better. We couldn't agree more! When I walk around Lafayette Square and Lafayette Park today, I am totally blown away by what we as a neighborhood have achieved in Continue Reading
Homegrown video shows off Lafayette Square August 13, 2017 - Local creative agency Grain just released the second video in its new "Neighborhoods of St. Louis" series -- and this one is all about Lafayette Square. Shot in a fresh, clean style, filmmaker John Pa offers a glimpse into the eclectic urban lifestyle we love, as he stops for coffee, chats with neighbors, strolls through the Continue Reading
A Tree Grows in Lafayette Park March 12, 2016 - Thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation, we were able to commission a new Lafayette Tree Master Plan for Lafayette Park. We all know that the park is the crown jewel of our neighborhood but it's easy to forget that the trees need some love too, and that we should be thoughtful Continue Reading
Volunteers Make the World Go ‘Round August 22, 2015 - Volunteers are an essential part of keeping our green space beautiful in Lafayette Square and building a sense of community. As we approach the end of summer, we'd like to recognize some of those who have contributed their time and talents for the benefit of us all. Superstars within the neighborhood are Mary Visintainer and Continue Reading
Perfectos Improvise During a Rain-out June 2, 2015 - Although Lafayette Square’s vintage base ball field was scheduled to host a match between the St. Louis Perfectos and the St. Louis Unions (home field: Jefferson Barracks) on Saturday, May 30th, the intermittent rain kept too many ballists away to have a proper match. Undeterred, several Perfectos still showed up and—instead of a full-on match—held Continue Reading
Exciting Changes Coming to the Plaza! April 11, 2015 - If you've noticed that Park Avenue is closed to traffic at Truman, and that the Plaza is under construction, you may be wondering what's going on. Well, construction is finally underway on the environmentally-friendly improvements to the Plaza area thanks to a generous grant from MSD. Our sewer district is investing in new infrastructure in many Continue Reading
Support the LSRC when you shop at Amazon! February 28, 2015 - Great news - the Lafayette Square Restoration Committee is registered with Amazon Smile to earn a donation for a fraction of the price of each item purchased. Amazon Smile is a promotional program run by, in which Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to charitable organizations selected by you, the customer. Continue Reading
Kern Pavilion (our favorite boathouse!) Renovation Complete November 12, 2014 - On Sunday, November 9, 2014, the Lafayette Park Conservancy hosted a Dedication Ceremony for the Kern Lakeside Pavilion. Formerly known as "the boathouse", the Kern Pavilion has undergone a beautiful restoration. It has been renamed in honor of Maximillian G. Kern, "The Man Who Made St. Louis Beautiful". Kern designed Lafayette Park and Forest Park; Continue Reading
Bill and Ted’s Most Excellent Adventure Continues June 4, 2014 - It’s been 15 years since Lafayette Square residents Ted Berni and Bill Donahue merged their talents to inspire the creation of an annual antique fair to supplement the Spring House and Garden Tour. The Lafayette Square Antique Fair and Market is part of the public fundraiser for the Lafayette Square Restoration Committee, the neighborhood association Continue Reading