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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…

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Perfectos Improvise During a Rain-out

Although Lafayette Square’s vintage base ball field was scheduled to host a match between the St. Louis Perfectos and the St. Louis Unions (home field: Jefferson Barracks) on Saturday, May…

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Exciting Changes Coming to the Plaza!

If you’ve noticed that Park Avenue is closed to traffic at Truman, and that the Plaza is under construction, you may be wondering what’s going on. Well, construction is finally…

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History

1892 – The Speaking Tubes Of Lafayette Square

1892: The Speaking Tubes Of Lafayette Square A reference to ‘speaking tubes’ appeared during a look at old real estate listings around Lafayette Square. Being from split level suburbia, I’d…

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1875 – The Lafayette Square Hotel

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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2020: Lafayette Park Ferns – Of Fiddleheads and Rabbit Holes

2020: Lafayette Park Ferns – Of Fiddleheads and Rabbit Holes We live in a neighborhood steeped in its own history. The times change fast, but it’s comforting to consider the…

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Lafayette Park

2020: Lafayette Park Ferns – Of Fiddleheads and Rabbit Holes

2020: Lafayette Park Ferns – Of Fiddleheads and Rabbit Holes We live in a neighborhood steeped in its own history. The times change fast, but it’s comforting to consider the…

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2013: The Wild Violet War

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

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A Random Walk Through The Lafayette Park Map

Why walk alone? Here’s a handy guided tour to eight sites well worth seeing on your next stroll through Lafayette Park.

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Lafayette Square Restoration Committee

Strategic Plan Launched November 15, 2020 (Replay of Virtual Meeting)

In early 2019 the Lafayette Square Restoration Committee voted to fund the preparation of a five year Strategic Plan for the Lafayette Square neighborhood. Input was solicited from residents, social…

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Lafayette Square Restoration Committee to Accept Proposals for Website Design

As one of the initiatives outlined in the newly released Strategic Plan for Lafayette Square, the LSRC has committed to a complete redesign of their website. It is encouraged for…

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LSRC Takes Measures to Support and Protect Neighbors and Public During COVID-19 Outbreak

The Lafayette Square Restoration Committee (LSRC) Board has been in constant communication about what measures and recommendations will best serve our community during the pandemic. To that end, we’ll be updating this post regularly with resources, announcements, and suggestions.

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