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.
Here’s the big wind-up to our six episode treatment of the German House/St Louis House. Hold on to your seats – there’s a lot to cover here!
Celebrating 50 years of Lafayette Square! As a prelude to Lafayette Square’s 50th Annual House Tour on June 1st and 2nd, the LSRC is offering a rare opportunity to purchase house tour posters not only from the previous Spring and Garden Tours but also a number of Holiday Parlor Tours throughout the years. All years […]
Rolling along with a history of German House/St Louis House. Here, an examination of the rise and fall of bowling in Lafayette Square
Part four of our visit to the German House finds the St Louis Symphony hard at work. Shhh… let’s listen in.
Say what you will of 2345 Lafayette Avenue – that old building could jump!
In this episode we resume piecing together the mystical story of a four story building at 2345 Lafayette Avenue. Here, we take a walk in faith along an assortment of entrepreneurial pathways to Heaven, when the instruments of salvation chose to land at the St Louis House and gathered up wool from the local […]
2345 Lafayette Avenue is for sale. Our largest, newest and arguably least understood building. Tuck into the first of six essays bringing it back to life.
Late last summer the Archives posted an essay entitled “Trouble In Paradise: Swekosky – The Early Years” https://lafayettesquare.org/1921-swekosky-in-his-early-years-trouble-in-paradise/ In brief review, an amorous young dentist from Preston Place in Lafayette Square got himself in deep water with the ladies. We left him in 1923, bankrupt, alone, and difficult to track. Forward seventeen years to September […]
Ever trudge up Mississippi Avenue from Chouteau and wonder what it would be like to sled down it? Well, it’s been done many times and to great local acclaim. Here’s a 19th century take on the sport.