A Preservation Plan for St. Louis
Part II:  Property Types

Period 1 - The Walking City (1820-1869)


Lafayette Square Park

Lafayette Park is the last remnant of the original St. Louis Commons, the only piece that has never been separated from the City. It was designated as a public park in 1836. The park's current appearance has evolved slowly over the years, beginning as a formal, symmetrical plan park with four walks radiating outward from a small central pool. Today's Lafayette Park is a product of the second period, and reflects the Victorian's taste for picturesque vignettes.

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