Enjoy a virtual walk around Lafayette Park in early 1900’s.
Old fire insurance maps can tell you a lot about the neighborhood we inherited from another time; in this case 1903 and 1908. Read on…
A tale of men, music, war and merriment; featuring river cruises, drunken campouts and banging on anvils for an appreciative audience. What else could you possibly be looking for?
Some people dream, some act, and one rides three days through the snow to get Lafayette Park created. From the days when mayors were made of stout stuff, John Fletcher Darby.
Lafayette Square got a reputation as St. Louis’ hands-off park in the late 1800’s. Genteel yes, but fun….well, you be the judge.
A recollection of a special year in the neighborhood, followed by an invitation to come get paint on you this Fall.
Ornamental iron was big business in St Louis in the late 1800’s. A family with many connections to Lafayette Square made hay with iron. You can find their name on storefronts all South City.
Fireflies and the local history of what’s going on behind them.
Matches and Piano Music? Sounds incongruous, but opportunity was where you found it in Lafayette Square
Some timeless reminiscences of the early turnaround of Lafayette Square, from one who knew.