JEWEL OF THE CITY
These Victorian gems
are being carefully restored
in Lafayette Square,
the oldest neighborhood in St. Louis.
At 5:00 PM, May 27, 1896
the worst tornado to ever touch down
hit the Lafayette Park area of St. Louis
and leveled most of the mansions that
had adorned this stylish neighborhood.
The homes, in and around the Lafayette
Square area and park, were built shortly
thereafter, and today are being carefully restored
to their original splendor,
some 125 years later.
Visit the homes and streets in Lafayette Square
and you will see a grand part of the city,
the way it was in the late 19th century.
(Streets not to miss: Park Avenue, Mississippi,
Lafayette and Rutger.)