The 1870s was a time of flourishing for the Square marked by the continuing development of Benton Place and LS was one of the most fashionable places to live.
On May 27, 1896, Lafayette Square was largely destroyed by a tornado.
Since the 1970s, St. Louis residents have been buying and renovating the older homes in Lafayette Square. As of 2006, most of the homes have been restored and there are many shops and restaurants
This historic square centers around its collection of “painted ladies,” a set of stately Victorian homes that surround beautiful Lafayette Park.
The neighborhood caters to a hip, urban clientele that appreciates fine wine, fine dining and a unique culinary adventure.
Lafayette Park Gazebo Concert Series
Spring Home & Garden Tour/Antique Fair
Holiday Parlor Tour