Historic Lafayette Square

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A National Historic District located one mile from downtown St. Louis. Nearly 400 Victorian homes surround Lafayette Park—the first city park west of the Mississippi River. Better Homes & Gardens named Lafayette Square "one of the ten most beautiful painted ladies neighborhoods in the nation.” The neighborhood's vibrant, walkable business district features award-winning restaurants, salons and spas, outdoor dining, coffee shops, gift shops, and much more. Walking tours are available.

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One of the oldest neighborhoods in St. Louis, dating to 1835
Reviewed By Taylor B October 2019

Lafayette Square is one of the oldest neighborhoods in St. Louis, dating to 1835. Later, it became one of the most fashionable and elite places to live, known as the jewel of St. Louis. It declined...

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Beautiful Historic Neighborhood
Reviewed By morganlily October 2019

Beautiful, historic neighborhood just south of downtown. The park is lovely (especially the resident swans). The Victorian era homes are gorgeous. And some cute shops and great restaurants in the...

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Good if you stay nearby, or just want to have a relatively quite place to drink with friends
Reviewed By Lingang September 2019

It has several restaurants, and not as crowded as those places in downtown area, so if you stay in nearby hotel and want to have a drink,,,

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