Lafayette Square, Saint Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri

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Lafayette Square, the neighborhood surrounding Lafayette Park, has experienced glory, decline, and now rebirth. Within the western boundary of St. Louis’s early common lands, the area attracted the city’s wealthiest citizens. Here they built elegant two- and three-story town homes in what was then the suburbs. The elite partied in their grand houses and strolled Lafayette Park undisturbed by outsiders. In 1972, the area became the city’s first historical district, and today it has recaptured its sense of elegance and charm. Its new residents, like its original ones, are professional people with resources who find in this urban setting a sense of peace and escape from the city’s bustle. Special attractions: Restored neighborhood, nineteenth-century Victorian homes, city’s oldest public park, "private places."
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Walking St. Louis

by Judith C. Galas & Cindy West (Falcon Guides)

Lafayette Square, the neighborhood surrounding Lafayette Park, has experienced glory, decline, and now rebirth. Within the western boundary of St. Louis’s early common lands, the area attracted the city’s wealthiest citizens. Here they built elegant two- and three-story town homes in what was then the suburbs. The elite partied in their grand houses and strolled Lafayette Park undisturbed by outsiders.

In 1972, the area became the city’s first historical district, and today it has recaptured its sense of elegance and charm. Its new residents, like its original ones, are professional people with resources who find in this urban setting a sense of peace and escape from the city’s bustle. Special attractions: Restored neighborhood, nineteenth-century Victorian homes, city’s oldest public park, "private places."

©  Judith C. Galas & Cindy West/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Walking
Nearby City: Saint Louis
Distance: 1.25
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 30 minutes
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Local Contacts: St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission
Driving Directions: Directions to Lafayette Square, Saint Louis

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5/1/2003
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A walk in Lafayette Square is a walk to remember. The houses in this area are really cool.



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Apr 2018