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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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LSBA springs into action with the season

By Bethany Budde-Cohen & Matt Brazelton, LSBA Co-Presidents To keep up with those beautiful May flowers, the Lafayette Square Business Association continues to bloom and spring into action, excited for…

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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,…

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History

Using The Lafayette Square Searchable Archives

A benefit to living in Lafayette Square is our searchable archives, full of neighborhood information and history, down to the house and street and year, and who’s who and why,…

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1896: The Stable History of 1717 Park Avenue

The Meyerkord building at 1717 Park Avenue houses various law firms and is for sale. I’ve walked past and pondered the motto, “A Legacy of Legal Innovation,” wondering how innovation…

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2020: The Big Dig In Lafayette Square

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…

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Lafayette Park

1968: A Black Hip Session In Lafayette Park

An officially sanctioned “black hip session” seemed unlikely in Lafayette Park during the summer of 1968, but it happened. There have been books written about the single year significance of…

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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 Park Cleanup Blitz April 10

Help Wanted.  Volunteers needed to get Lafayette Park ready for spring. Planned work days are Saturday, April 10 and Saturday, April 24 from 9:00 a.m. until noon.   Tasks include cutting back grasses…

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Lafayette Square Restoration Committee

For everyone here who has a dog, or likes someone who does….

A small group of residents is working to establish a dog park for Lafayette Square. With our neighborhood association, we have tentatively identified a site and determined the approximate costs.…

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The Square Has Never Looked Better

Editor’s Note: We asked Linda Weiner to reflect on her time beautifying the Square after a recent comment she made that the neighborhood has never looked better. We couldn’t agree…

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Homegrown video shows off Lafayette Square

Local creative agency Grain just released the second video in its new “Neighborhoods of St. Louis” series — and this one is all about Lafayette Square. Shot in a fresh, clean…

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