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From Past to Present: The Personality of Lafayette Square (3/12/15)

From Past to Present: The Personality of Lafayette Square Considering living in or around Lafayette Square? You couldn’t have chosen a more fascinating neighborhood. From its beginning as a private residential mansion area to its present restored grandeur, the area is still a vital force in St. Louis. Despite destruction by a tornado in 1896…

Visit Tower Grove East for an Authentic Ethnic Meal (1/8/15)

Visit Tower Grove East for an Authentic Ethnic Meal   Want to taste international delights such as gnocchi, pho tai, or chicken tanjine without having to endure long and expensive flights? Then head to Tower Grove East where there are several ethnic restaurants. Wei Hong Bakery and Restaurant (3175 South Grand Boulevard) – Serves authentic Chinese…

Architecture in Historic Neighborhoods: Soulard’s Second French Empire Homes (10/30/14)

Architecture in Historic Neighborhoods: Soulard’s Second French Empire Homes   Today, we wanted to continue our discussion about architecture in St. Louis’ historic neighborhoods with a brief look at Soulard. Settled in the 1800s and named after a Frenchman, it’s where you’ll find at least five architectural styles. Among them are Italianate, Victorian, Federal Transitional, Federal…