How many years have you lived in Lafayette Square? We have lived in Lafayette Square for a little over four years, or 28 dog years as Mike puts it! What is your occupation? Volunteers and parents to two wonderful grown children and to Bix, a two-year old mixed cattle dog who makes sure we “get […]
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, […]
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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 […]
Some reading required – well worth the investment if you want to know about Joe Jr, the St Louis Browns, and the temperance movement in old St Louis.
The Anheuser Busch Biergarten is a distant echo from the German beer gardens of the 19th century. We hosted two in Lafayette Square, and they really had it going on. Here’s the story of Schnaiders Garden.
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.
A look back, eight years before the cyclone of 1896, at the joys of Lafayette Park. Those gazebos make me want a new bandstand!
The soleful tale of the largest shoe manufacturer in Lafayette Square…and the world.