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1994 – The Street Names Of Lafayette Square

By Mike Jones / May 3, 2022

A tidy little compendium of how Lafayette Square streets got their names.

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1967 – Tales From Two Lafayette Square Pharmacies

By Mike Jones / October 10, 2021

Lafayette Square is conveniently located. You can reach three different interstate highways, headed to who-knows-where, within a couple of minutes. If you want to access I-44 West, about 200 feet from the on-ramp to I-55…

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1971: The Lafayette Square Restoration Plan

By Mike Jones / July 24, 2021

The New York Times of May 27, 2021 has a fascinating study into the long term social and economic costs of America’s drive to accommodate the automobile after World War II. It wasn’t just St.…

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Using The Lafayette Square Searchable Archives

By Mike Jones / March 7, 2021

A benefit to living in Lafayette Square is our searchable archives, full of neighborhood information and history, down to the house and street and year, and who’s who and why, is available to you anytime,…

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2020: The Big Dig In Lafayette Square

By Mike Jones / January 8, 2021

Out walking the dog this morning, I was stunned by a discovery at the dig site for the new apartments along Chouteau Avenue. Here’s what it was… Praxair is a compressed gases company, and once…

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1875 – The Lafayette Square Hotel

By Mike Jones / June 28, 2020

Sometimes a three story hotel on a conspicuous corner will simply disappear. Here’s the story of one in Lafayette Square.

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1887 – The Horses and Manure of Lafayette Square

By Mike Jones / June 7, 2020

A recollection of the horses that worked Park Avenue, and what they left behind.

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From The Lafayette Square Archives – Dig In To Your Own House History Here

By Mike Jones / June 5, 2020

Curious about how your house got its start? Mike Boyd of Lafayette Square has news for you.

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1870 – The Steamboat Corner Of Lafayette Square

By Mike Jones / May 24, 2020

Two noteworthy riverboat captains not only shared a neighborhood, but the same corner here; one on the Lafayette side, one on the Mississippi side.

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1885 : The Dark And Mysterious Places Of St. Louis

By Mike Jones / May 10, 2020

Being around the house isn’t so bad…think of all the trouble you might be avoiding.

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