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2020: The Big Dig In Lafayette Square

By Mike Jones / January 8, 2021

Out walking the dog this morning, I was stunned by a discovery at the dig site for the new apartments along Chouteau Avenue. Here’s what it was… Praxair is a compressed gases company, and once…

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1875 – The Lafayette Square Hotel

By Mike Jones / June 28, 2020

Sometimes a three story hotel on a conspicuous corner will simply disappear. Here’s the story of one in Lafayette Square.

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1887 – The Horses and Manure of Lafayette Square

By Mike Jones / June 7, 2020

A recollection of the horses that worked Park Avenue, and what they left behind.

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From The Lafayette Square Archives – Dig In To Your Own House History Here

By Mike Jones / June 5, 2020

Curious about how your house got its start? Mike Boyd of Lafayette Square has news for you.

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1870 – The Steamboat Corner Of Lafayette Square

By Mike Jones / May 24, 2020

Two noteworthy riverboat captains not only shared a neighborhood, but the same corner here; one on the Lafayette side, one on the Mississippi side.

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1885 : The Dark And Mysterious Places Of St. Louis

By Mike Jones / May 10, 2020

Being around the house isn’t so bad…think of all the trouble you might be avoiding.

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2013: The Wild Violet War

By Mike Jones / April 26, 2020

A cautionary tale, wherein we investigate whether violets beget violence.

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1970 – The Birth Of The Lafayette Square Restoration Committee

By Mike Jones / April 12, 2020

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…

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1849: We Got This – The St Louis Cholera Epidemic

By Mike Jones / March 29, 2020

What St Louis citizens once accomplished in the absence of a coordinated governmental response to a clear and present threat.

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1859 – Waverly Place Real Estate Ad

By Mike Jones / February 2, 2020

Hey, Waverly Place is where you want to be, if you’re looking for land in 1859.

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