What St Louis citizens once accomplished in the absence of a coordinated governmental response to a clear and present threat.
A convenient feature of living in Lafayette Square is that you can be on three different interstate highways, headed to who-knows-where, within a couple of minutes. If you want to hit I-44 west, which is about 200 feet from the on-ramp to I-55 south, you hang your turn immediately past the corner of 18th Street […]
Casting a look back a hundred years in St Louis history, it requires little effort to find a subject with deep roots in Lafayette Square, whose tale is well worth retelling. Here’s the story of the 32nd mayor of St Louis, Henry W. Kiel. The St Louis Post-Dispatch conducted a survey of its readers in […]
A tidy little compendium of how Lafayette Square streets got their names.
Hey, hey; the house tour’s today! Welcome to the Lafayette Square Holiday House Tour!
Old fire insurance maps can tell you a lot about the neighborhood we inherited from another time; in this case 1903 and 1908. Read on…
A recollection of a special year in the neighborhood, followed by an invitation to come get paint on you this Fall.
Matches and Piano Music? Sounds incongruous, but opportunity was where you found it in Lafayette Square
Some timeless reminiscences of the early turnaround of Lafayette Square, from one who knew.
The awareness of social ills and the burgeoning womens movement of the early 20th century found common cause in the drive to give city babies a cool nights sleep in sultry St Louis. Read it here.