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

Period 1 - The Walking City (1820-1869)

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Parks

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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