A look back at historical parallels between mating rituals in Lafayette Square and Dogpatch USA in 1977.
Late last summer the Archives posted an essay entitled “Trouble In Paradise: Swekosky – The Early Years” https://lafayettesquare.org/1921-swekosky-in-his-early-years-trouble-in-paradise/ In brief review, an amorous young dentist from Preston Place in Lafayette Square got himself in deep water with the ladies. We left him in 1923, bankrupt, alone, and difficult to track. Forward seventeen years to September […]
Ever trudge up Mississippi Avenue from Chouteau and wonder what it would be like to sled down it? Well, it’s been done many times and to great local acclaim. Here’s a 19th century take on the sport.
Victorian thrills abound in the wintertime at Lafayette Park. Sharpen your skates and let’s get cracking!
These weren’t always doll houses, y’know… Written by one who knows that tough folks manage to laugh through tough times
Beef – it’s what’s for dinner…unless you can’t turn the cow into beef. Read on about the complications in the days before factory farming in St Louis.
Here’s something guaranteed to be better than hanging out with your nearest screen. Grab a loved one, jump in the car, and take in a few historic sites, all dolled up for the holiday season. Lafayette Square is part of this event – a coordinated effort to bring you a little more in touch with […]
Soon after a craft beer festival in Lafayette Park, a neighbor whose dog was mixing with mine commented on a strong smell, like that of someone having barfed nearby. That odor actually IS the smell of someone barfing nearby. It’s butyric acid, and it’s formed by the rotting fruit of the female ginkgo tree. I […]
1889 – The Street Railways Of Lafayette Square In the summer of 2016 a road crew working on Lafayette Avenue in front of Lafayette Park exposed a pair of iron rails. On request, they set them aside, and they lay near Lafayette and Missouri for several weeks. Unable to reach any consensus for display, the […]
In which Lafayette Square comes to grips with its own supernatural phenomena. Suitable for anyone up for a good historical scare. Happy Halloween from the Lafayette Square Archives.