Sometimes a three story hotel on a conspicuous corner will simply disappear. Here’s the story of one in Lafayette Square.
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, and Lafayette Park holds a big bouquet of them. Walking around the grotto, with its pond, bridge and drusy rock accents, one’s […]
A recollection of the horses that worked Park Avenue, and what they left behind.
Curious about how your house got its start? Mike Boyd of Lafayette Square has news for you.
Two noteworthy riverboat captains not only shared a neighborhood, but the same corner here; one on the Lafayette side, one on the Mississippi side.
Being around the house isn’t so bad…think of all the trouble you might be avoiding.
A cautionary tale, wherein we investigate whether violets beget violence.
From the St Louis Post Dispatch Sunday, April 19, 1970 Gerald J. Meyer of the P-D Staff Editor note: The following article is verbatim, with only the specific homeowner profiles summarized. The newspaper itself was in such tough shape that this article was retyped and the photos added back. As a document, it’s key to […]
What St Louis citizens once accomplished in the absence of a coordinated governmental response to a clear and present threat.
A convenient feature of living in Lafayette Square is that you can be on three different interstate highways, headed to who-knows-where, within a couple of minutes. If you want to hit I-44 west, which is about 200 feet from the on-ramp to I-55 south, you hang your turn immediately past the corner of 18th Street […]