Archive | August, 2020

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1919: The Most Distinguished Woman In Lafayette Square

1919: The Most Distinguished Woman in Lafayette Square   While paging through John Albury Bryan’s book about Lafayette Square, I noted a line in which he wrote that the most distinguished couple to have ever lived  in Lafayette Square may have been Phillip North Moore and his wife Eva Perry Moore. This would come as […]

Empty shells on Armstrong Street (Now Mackay Place); 1973

1975: A Felonious Building Inspector And Lafayette Square

  The photo above is of 1926 Hickory Street in April, 1970. It’s a “before” example of the properties recognized for their potential and restored in Lafayette Square back in the brave days. This story is about that, and a cautionary tale about what we risk by trusting   government to always work in the […]

1824 and 1828 Rutger; 1970

1955: Why Lafayette Square Should Be Restored

The first essay in this long series covered a man who argued long ago for the restoration of Lafayette Square. In 1969 the creation of the Lafayette Square Restoration Committee was a pivot point for active change here, in terms of stemming demolition, stabilizing properties and enticing others to share the vision of rebirth in […]