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A Successful Year Leads To Growth for LPA

By Susan Marino, Lafayette Preparatory Academy, Executive Director Lafayette Preparatory Academy is proud to announce that just two short years after moving into our new school home in Lafayette Square, we will be embarking on an expansion project to build top-tier school facilities that support and enhance our mission and strategic goals. Starting this summer, […]

A Mysterious Evening

On February 3, 2018, 75 of Lafayette Square’s “finest” citizens attended the première Mardi Gras celebration held at Fat Tuesday’s Pub, aka McLaughlin Funeral Home! As the party began, guests enjoyed delicious beverages and appetizers provided by SqWires while mingling and growing increasingly suspicious of each other. Over two rounds of play, guests used their […]

Park Projects Nearing Completion

Several years ago the voters approved a sale of bonds to improve St. Louis’ park system. The larger parks in the system got large sums (Forest Park got about half), and the rest of the parks split the remainder based on their acreage. At just under 30 acres, Lafayette Park received a significant allotment for […]

New Lafayette Park Lecture Series

This fall, the Lafayette Park Conservancy will host a series of three lectures about different aspects of the history of Lafayette Park and the Lafayette Square neighborhood. All the lectures will be held in the Kern Pavilion and begin at 3 p.m. The Photos of Dr. William Swekosky: The Dentist who became the ‘Pallbearer of Old St. Louis’
 

Sunday, September 9, 2018
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Urban Plan Update

By Linda Weiner The Urban Plan Update Committee took a bit of a hiatus but began meeting again in April as a response to priorities set by the new President and Board. As the Chouteau Partners Group has begun meeting with the neighborhood and City with exciting plans to develop some of the last of […]