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Das Deutsche Haus with windows

Coming Sunday – The First In A Six Part Series On The German House/St Louis House

                  2345 Lafayette Avenue, at that street’s intersection with Jefferson Avenue, is one of the newest, most heavily documented, yet least understood structures in Lafayette Square. The Lafayette Square Archives has done its research to wind back the clock on Das Deutsche Haus, and serve it up […]

Swekosky And Pillar-2

1940 – William Swekosky’s Second Act

   Late last summer the Archives posted an essay entitled “Trouble In Paradise: Swekosky – The Early Years” 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 […]