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 look back, eight years before the cyclone of 1896, at the joys of Lafayette Park. Those gazebos make me want a new bandstand!
House restorers are odd birds, though rightly celebrated here in Lafayette Square. Here’s a handy identification guide from Elaine Viets in 1989.
From 1970, you’ll recognize how much preservation counts for neighborhood stability in Lafayette Square. You could draw this all the same way today!
“A skeleton walks into a bar and asks for a beer…and a mop”. The old Zittlosen Building at 1322 Dolman has been a particularly prominent skeleton in the Lafayette Square closet.
Do you know how Waverly Place got its name?
This founding father of the rebirth of Lafayette Square never even owned a car, preferring the bus for trips around the country or town.