A range of opinion exists on the architectural buckets our buildings fall into. Perhaps stimulating the discussion, here’s a (likely also debatable) field ID guide to Lafayette Square. Have to start somewhere.
Retta Strantz Reed was a key figure in early Benton Place – and more than a little interesting in the telling.
You won’t find such an array of styles within a single building material as with St Louis City and brick
Edward Sterling (1834-1911) was the founder of a bonafide St. Louis brick-making empire, with Lafayette Square connections.
Brick is solid stuff, and its sheer volume in use is a testament to the affordability of something locally mass-produced.
Do you know how Waverly Place got its name?