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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

1994 – The Street Names Of Lafayette Square

A tidy little compendium of how Lafayette Square streets got their names.

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1967 – Tales From Two Lafayette Square Pharmacies

Lafayette Square is conveniently located. You can reach three different interstate highways, headed to who-knows-where, within a couple of minutes. If you want to access I-44 West, about 200 feet…

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1971: The Lafayette Square Restoration Plan

The New York Times of May 27, 2021 has a fascinating study into the long term social and economic costs of America’s drive to accommodate the automobile after World War…

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Lafayette Park

1903: The Lafayette Park Photo Collection

Today’s feature is a recently discovered group of about 45 images of Lafayette Park, taken sometime after the great tornado of 1896. Note the small trees reestablishing the park canopy.…

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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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Earth Day In Lafayette Park

As the Google Doodle of the day below reminds us, this is Earth Week and Thursday was Earth Day (40th in all, I think.) Lafayette Park celebrated the planting of…

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Lafayette Square Restoration Committee

Champagne Bottles and Glasses

The New Year: Joyfully on Time.

New Year’s Resolutions – lose weight, stop smoking, save money. Does anyone actually keep these resolutions? According to Forbes, less than 25% keep their resolutions after 30 days and only…

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Lafayette Square House Decorated for Holidays

I truly can’t wait to see all your decorations around the neighborhood!

I don’t decorate for the holidays. There. I said it.  I know it’s the most wonderful time of the year and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and…

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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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