Lafayette Square, Saint Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri 63177

Lafayette Square, Saint Louis

Lafayette Square, Saint Louis Professional Review and Guide

"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.""

Lafayette Square, Saint Louis Reviews

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

Saint Louis
Nearby City
Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility
1.25
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
30 minutes
Duration
Year-round
Season
St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission
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