This is the first in a series of posts on a trip I took to St. Louis to visit my daughter and her boyfriend and to see the Lafayette Square Homes Tour. First in the series is Lafayette Square Park.
Land was set aside in 1836 for the park and it was dedicated in 1851. After the park was created many new, exclusive, homes were erected around it. Swan boats sailed the lake, carriage rides were par for the course and there was a parade ground for the militia to practice and perform. Above is a replica of the curved bridge built in the first park.