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1903: The Lafayette Park Photo Collection

By Mike Jones / April 13, 2022

Today’s feature is a recently discovered group of about 45 images of Lafayette Park, taken sometime after the great tornado of 1896. Note the small trees reestablishing the park canopy. Although the cyclone took out…

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2020: Lafayette Park Ferns – Of Fiddleheads and Rabbit Holes

By Mike Jones / February 25, 2022

2020: Lafayette Park Ferns – Of Fiddleheads and Rabbit Holes We live in a neighborhood steeped in its own history. The times change fast, but it’s comforting to consider the constants around us. Lafayette Park…

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A Random Walk Through The Lafayette Park Map

By Mike Jones / February 6, 2021

Why walk alone? Here’s a handy guided tour to eight sites well worth seeing on your next stroll through Lafayette Park.

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Park Projects Nearing Completion

By LafayetteSquare / May 31, 2018

Several years ago the voters approved a sale of bonds to improve St. Louis’ park system. The larger parks in the system got large sums (Forest Park got about half), and the rest of the…

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54th Annual Washington’s Birthday Commemoration

By LafayetteSquare / May 31, 2018

By Carolyn Willmore The Lafayette Park Conservancy held a reception for the Cornelia Greene Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution prior to their annual wreath laying. The 54th ceremony took place on a…

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New Lafayette Park Lecture Series

By LafayetteSquare / May 31, 2018

This fall, the Lafayette Park Conservancy will host a series of three lectures about different aspects of the history of Lafayette Park and the Lafayette Square neighborhood. All the lectures will be held in the Kern Pavilion and begin at…

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The Square Has Never Looked Better

By LafayetteSquare / September 20, 2017

Editor’s Note: We asked Linda Weiner to reflect on her time beautifying the Square after a recent comment she made that the neighborhood has never looked better. We couldn’t agree more! When I walk around…

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A Tree Grows in Lafayette Park

By LafayetteSquare / March 12, 2016

Thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation, we were able to commission a new Lafayette Tree Master Plan for Lafayette Park. We all know that the park is the crown jewel of…

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Kern Pavilion (our favorite boathouse!) Renovation Complete

By LafayetteSquare / November 12, 2014

On Sunday, November 9, 2014, the Lafayette Park Conservancy hosted a Dedication Ceremony for the Kern Lakeside Pavilion. Formerly known as “the boathouse”, the Kern Pavilion has undergone a beautiful restoration. It has been renamed…

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