Edward Sterling (1834-1911) was the founder of a bonafide St. Louis brick-making empire, with Lafayette Square connections.
Brick is solid stuff, and its sheer volume in use is a testament to the affordability of something locally mass-produced.
From 1970, you’ll recognize how much preservation counts for neighborhood stability in Lafayette Square. You could draw this all the same way today!
“A skeleton walks into a bar and asks for a beer…and a mop”. The old Zittlosen Building at 1322 Dolman has been a particularly prominent skeleton in the Lafayette Square closet.
Do you know how Waverly Place got its name?
This founding father of the rebirth of Lafayette Square never even owned a car, preferring the bus for trips around the country or town.
Welcome to the Lafayette Square Archives. We currently have several hundred documents, 92 house tour booklets, and many photos scanned and ready to incorporate into articles for you to enjoy.