A range of opinion exists on the architectural buckets our buildings fall into. Perhaps stimulating the discussion, here’s a (likely also debatable) field ID guide to Lafayette Square. Have to start somewhere.
An indignant man tries to beat the same system that beat him at every turn. He still loses.
As the LSRC approaches 50 years, here’s early bird Linda Underwood, with a recollection from the LSRC at 10 years.
Retta Strantz Reed was a key figure in early Benton Place – and more than a little interesting in the telling.
The best things in life are free. At least that’s our goal with the new Lafayette Square Archives on-line searchable database. Come see it in action Tuesday, 7pm at Sqwires Annex.
It is true that archivists are a form of non-destructive bookworm. I prefer to think of myself more as an old pioneer panning for gold in the cold stream of time. In that spirit, I submit something I ran across recently; from an 1888 version of the booklet “Police Guide And Directory Of St Louis”. Here, […]
The 1880’s were a time of rapid technological change in the beer world, creating a business advantage for those who knew how to play it. One of the first breakthroughs was mechanical refrigeration, which eliminated the need for caves, allowed for year-round production, and when extended to railway boxcars, enabled regional and national distribution. Mass […]
St Louis Metro Police on the trail of a purloined plant, in this true crime tale from 1988.
A complex tale of a park, two German landscapers, and their diverging fates in the history books.
The soleful tale of the largest shoe manufacturer in Lafayette Square…and the world.