Walk around the grotto or rock garden in Lafayette Park, and you’ll find some history in all that rock work.
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.
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!
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.
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.
From 1970, you’ll recognize how much preservation counts for neighborhood stability in Lafayette Square. You could draw this all the same way today!