Lafayette Square

A Circa Guide to Lafayette Square

Lafayette Square is a reminder of Victorian St. Louis in its most flamboyant years, the last quarter of the 19th century. Lafayette Park is the focal point of the Square, a last link to the little French settlement of 1764. It is an extension of the St. Louis Commons which was reserved for public use as pasture and farm land in the European tradition. It remains the only land within the city never under private ownership. In 1972 the city acknowledged, by ordinance, Lafayette Square as its first historic district. In 1973 the U.S. Congress placed Lafayette Square on the National Register of Historic Places. A Historic Code preserves the neighborhood for future generations to see and enjoy.

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Total area 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
Population 6,904 (3,808 /km2)
Zip code(s) Part of 63109


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  • Bailey's Chocolate Bar

    Baileys' Chocolate Bar features a full bar with over two dozen Chocolate Martini's, 90 beers, as well as spirits, wine, champagne and amazing Hot Chocolates.
  • Park Avenue Coffee

    Park Avenue Coffee is located in Historical Lafayette Square, nestled between Ricardo’s Italian Café and Bailey’s Chocolate Bar. We are a locally owned St. Louis small business, our atmosphere is relaxed, comfy and welcoming with a dash of fun thrown in.
  • Lafayette Park

    Lafayette Park was set aside from the St. Louis Common in 1836 and dedicated in 1851 as one of the first public parks, and by far the largest of its era, in the City of St. Louis, Missouri. It is considered to be the oldest park West of the Mississippi.
  • Climb So iLL

    We believe that real change begins with passionate individuals dedicated to serving their communities. Climb So iLL is a St. Louis urban destination aimed at educating, challenging, and inspiring individuals through unique indoor rock climbing.
  • Four Muddy Paws

    Four Muddy Paws Healthy Pet Market is your one-stop-shop pet market. Their modern yet natural space is the perfect shop where you’ll be able to wash your dog in style (starting at only $12!), schedule a truly professional dog or cat grooming appointment.
  • Planters House

    Planter’s House is a cocktail bar and restaurant that celebrates Saint Louis’s grand history of hospitality and cocktails.
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