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1994 – The Street Names Of Lafayette Square

By Mike Jones / May 3, 2022

A tidy little compendium of how Lafayette Square streets got their names.

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1903: The Lafayette Park Photo Collection

By Mike Jones / April 13, 2022

Today’s feature is a recently discovered group of about 45 images of Lafayette Park, taken sometime after the great tornado of 1896. Note the small trees reestablishing the park canopy. Although the cyclone took out…

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2020: Lafayette Park Ferns – Of Fiddleheads and Rabbit Holes

By Mike Jones / February 25, 2022

2020: Lafayette Park Ferns – Of Fiddleheads and Rabbit Holes We live in a neighborhood steeped in its own history. The times change fast, but it’s comforting to consider the constants around us. Lafayette Park…

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1967 – Tales From Two Lafayette Square Pharmacies

By Mike Jones / October 10, 2021

Lafayette Square is conveniently located. You can reach three different interstate highways, headed to who-knows-where, within a couple of minutes. If you want to access I-44 West, about 200 feet from the on-ramp to I-55…

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1971: The Lafayette Square Restoration Plan

By Mike Jones / July 24, 2021

The New York Times of May 27, 2021 has a fascinating study into the long term social and economic costs of America’s drive to accommodate the automobile after World War II. It wasn’t just St.…

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Earth Day In Lafayette Park

By Mike Jones / April 22, 2021

As the Google Doodle of the day below reminds us, this is Earth Week and Thursday was Earth Day (40th in all, I think.) Lafayette Park celebrated the planting of four new trees today; a…

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Lafayette Park Cleanup Blitz April 10

By Mike Jones / April 4, 2021

Help Wanted.  Volunteers needed to get Lafayette Park ready for spring. Planned work days are Saturday, April 10 and Saturday, April 24 from 9:00 a.m. until noon.   Tasks include cutting back grasses and other dead foliage, filling…

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Using The Lafayette Square Searchable Archives

By Mike Jones / March 7, 2021

A benefit to living in Lafayette Square is our searchable archives, full of neighborhood information and history, down to the house and street and year, and who’s who and why, is available to you anytime,…

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Bob Bischoff Memorial Bench – Please contribute

By Mike Jones / February 22, 2021

The Lafayette Park Conservancy and Lafayette Square neighborhood lost a longtime member and resident on December 23, 2020.  Bob Bischoff served as President of the Conservancy from 2007 to 2011.   A master gardener, he began…

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A Random Walk Through The Lafayette Park Map

By Mike Jones / February 6, 2021

Why walk alone? Here’s a handy guided tour to eight sites well worth seeing on your next stroll through Lafayette Park.

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