Lafayette Square Neighborhood

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Description

Lafayette Square is a dynamic neighborhood located just one mile south of downtown St. Louis. Congress placed Lafayette Square on the list of National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

Victorian mansions, townhouses and row houses line the streets. Taking a tour inside many of the Lafayette Square homes you will see variations of Victorian architecture, including French Second Empire, Federal, and Romanesque Revival. The majority of homes in this neighborhood have been restored, offering a wonderful blend of historical beauty and modern convenience.

Lafayette Square is a wonderful choice of neighborhoods if you wish to be within walking distance of dozens of restaurants and small businesses. Independent coffee shops, eateries, wineries, and breweries fill the neighborhood. Many of these restaurants top the list of best places in St. Louis for dining and entertainment.

Lafayette Park, the oldest park in St. Louis City, is the heart of the neighborhood. Located in the center of Lafayette Square, this park offers walkers and joggers a beautiful path and provides and a welcoming atmosphere for families attending summer evening concert and movie series.