Bavaria In The Royal Foundry

1868 – Founders, Foundries And Statues In The Park

  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 […]

LSBA springs into action with the season

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 […]

Lafayette Park Gardens Report

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 […]