The Great Tornado of 1896
A massive tornado ruined both park and neighborhood. It began a decline that lasted until the late 20th century.
A History of the 1869 Park Fence
Here’s a uniquely historic St. Louis fence with a story to tell. Your support will keep it standing for another 150 years!
Park NotesPark Notes is the newsletter of the Lafayette Park Conservancy. It is published semiannually, in the Spring and Fall. A subscription is free with your membership in the Conservancy. Back issues of Park Notes are archived and downloadable as pdf files below. Issue 28...
Tornado of May 1896 Gallery
The Civil War Era
The Lafayette Park neighborhood was getting established when war began. The park and the people were deeply affected. Here are their stories