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.
Shining a light on an accomplished pair of doers from Lafayette Square in the 1880’s – the Pulsifers of Kennett Place.
House restorers are odd birds, though rightly celebrated here in Lafayette Square. Here’s a handy identification guide from Elaine Viets in 1989.
If you believe in Lucky Lindy, you might extend it to Lucky Lafayette Park. When the dust of a fad clears, it seems remarkable what was considered doable in the full heat of the moment.
Three young German rebels come to America, migrate to Lafayette Square, and proceed to rock journalism in the late 1800’s.
This nice slice of history features the rich, the emancipated, and the somewhat loony; all culminating in our Thomas Hart Benton monument in Lafayette Park.
Here’s the story of how 20 small birds built their legacy in Lafayette Park.
Larger than life, and ten feet tall in bronze, everything you always wanted to know about Thomas Hart Benton, except maybe why his statue isn’t in Benton Park.