In 1864, the colossal (technically speaking, twice life-size) bronze statue of Thomas Hart Benton, residing currently in Lafayette Park, was cast by Ferdinand Miller at the Royal Metal Foundry of Munich in Bavaria. This grand giant, the first public monument in Missouri, was the product of a rightly famed sculptress, Harriet Hosmer, who has […]
The park house used to be a police substation. Here’s the tale of a defender of law and order around Lafayette Park.
Walk around the grotto or rock garden in Lafayette Park, and you’ll find some history in all that rock work.
A complex tale of a park, two German landscapers, and their diverging fates in the history books.
A look back, eight years before the cyclone of 1896, at the joys of Lafayette Park. Those gazebos make me want a new bandstand!
If you believe in Lucky Lindy, you might extend it to Lucky Lafayette Park. When the dust of a fad clears, it seems remarkable what was considered doable in the full heat of the moment.
This nice slice of history features the rich, the emancipated, and the somewhat loony; all culminating in our Thomas Hart Benton monument in Lafayette Park.
Here’s the story of how 20 small birds built their legacy in Lafayette Park.
Larger than life, and ten feet tall in bronze, everything you always wanted to know about Thomas Hart Benton, except maybe why his statue isn’t in Benton Park.