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 rainy, rainy day, so most of the ceremony was held in the Park House following the reception. Peggy Swing, Regent […]
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 3 p.m. The Photos of Dr. William Swekosky: The Dentist who became the ‘Pallbearer of Old St. Louis’ Sunday, September 9, 2018 Beginning […]
A look back, eight years before the cyclone of 1896, at the joys of Lafayette Park. Those gazebos make me want a new bandstand!
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 Lafayette Square and Lafayette Park today, I am totally blown away by what we as a neighborhood have achieved in […]
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 our neighborhood but it’s easy to forget that the trees need some love too, and that we should be thoughtful […]
Although Lafayette Square’s vintage base ball field was scheduled to host a match between the St. Louis Perfectos and the St. Louis Unions (home field: Jefferson Barracks) on Saturday, May 30th, the intermittent rain kept too many ballists away to have a proper match. Undeterred, several Perfectos still showed up and—instead of a full-on match—held […]
Volunteers are an essential part of keeping our green space beautiful in Lafayette Square and building a sense of community. As we approach the end of summer, we’d like to recognize some of those who have contributed their time and talents for the benefit of us all. Superstars within the neighborhood are Mary Visintainer and […]
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 in honor of Maximillian G. Kern, “The Man Who Made St. Louis Beautiful”. Kern designed Lafayette Park and Forest Park; […]