Casting a look back a hundred years in St Louis history, it requires little effort to find a subject with deep roots in Lafayette Square, whose tale is well worth retelling. Here’s the story of the 32nd mayor of St Louis, Henry W. Kiel. The St Louis Post-Dispatch conducted a survey of its readers in […]
Some old things are gone and others remain. This is a tribute to the Greensfelder memorial overlooking a blank space in Lafayette Park
From the big bang of a supernova to little ol’ Lafayette Square. Here’s the second tale of our Iron Men.
A tale of men, music, war and merriment; featuring river cruises, drunken campouts and banging on anvils for an appreciative audience. What else could you possibly be looking for?
A recollection of a special year in the neighborhood, followed by an invitation to come get paint on you this Fall.
Ornamental iron was big business in St Louis in the late 1800’s. A family with many connections to Lafayette Square made hay with iron. You can find their name on storefronts all South City.
Matches and Piano Music? Sounds incongruous, but opportunity was where you found it in Lafayette Square
Some timeless reminiscences of the early turnaround of Lafayette Square, from one who knew.
The awareness of social ills and the burgeoning womens movement of the early 20th century found common cause in the drive to give city babies a cool nights sleep in sultry St Louis. Read it here.
A look back at historical parallels between mating rituals in Lafayette Square and Dogpatch USA in 1977.