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.
In 1864, the colossal (technically speaking, twice life-size) bronze statue of Thomas Hart Benton, residing currently in Lafayette Park, was cast by Ferdinand Miller at the Royal Metal Foundry of Munich in Bavaria. This grand giant, the first public monument in Missouri, was the product of a rightly famed sculptress, Harriet Hosmer, who has […]
A tour through the challenges facing a growing city in dealing with its own waste.
The park house used to be a police substation. Here’s the tale of a defender of law and order around Lafayette Park.
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.
By Bethany Budde-Cohen & Matt Brazelton, LSBA Co-Presidents To keep up with those beautiful May flowers, the Lafayette Square Business Association continues to bloom and spring into action, excited for a busy spring and summer season. As membership and participation continue to increase, we are excited about the direction and momentum of our neighborhood business […]
On April 21, St. Louis University provided volunteers to Lafayette Park as part of their “Showers of Service” program. Two groups of students worked in the park. Matt Negri’s LSRC group worked in the Park House gardens and removed stumps near the mid-Lafayette gate. The Lafayette Park Conservancy’s group of 15 students divided their time […]