HISTORY

Stories, Photos and Other Treasures from Our Archive

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Search for documents, videos and other historical records pertaining, your community, neighbors, homes, and family.

Historical Archives

Welcome to the Lafayette Square Archives. This is an effort we aim to sustain over time, collecting, cataloging, and sharing the history of the Square, with a special focus on the years of renewal here; say from 1968 on.

We currently have several hundred documents, 92 house tour booklets, and many photos scanned into pdf format in the archives. We’re collecting more all the time, and will share the stories we uncover in future postings.

Content without context is just a data dump – we’ll try to avoid that.  You’re welcomed and encouraged to submit your own stories and memories to archives@lafayettesquare.org.

The big idea is to develop a deeper appreciation of where we’ve been and how we got here, as a community.

The Lafayette Square Archives blog is a work now in progress. With your input, it will only get better as it develops.

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Mike Jones

Managing editor of the Archives section, and a veteran of volunteer stints with the Missouri History Museum and Missouri State Archives. Constantly curious about what lies beneath the surfaces of Lafayette Square.

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1995 – Ruth Weighs In On A Lafayette Square Milestone

Some timeless reminiscences of the early turnaround of Lafayette Square, from one who knew.

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1984 – Restorationist Holiday Cheer From Lafayette Square

These weren’t always doll houses, y’know… Written by one who knows that tough folks manage to laugh through tough times