Saturday, December 18, 2021

A LOVELY LAFAYETTE CHRISTMAS #3

 I had just a few more photos to share
 that I took in St. Louis last Friday.

The area of Lafayette Square has a
beautiful manicured park in the middle
with sculptures and unusual planting
of schrubs, trees and flowers in the
summer.  This building is used for
events.


 The collage below shows some 
of the
 narrow type houses but many are bigger
 than we might realize because they are 3 
stories high and have
basements below.


I should have done a photo study on
the fences because there were so many
elaborate cast iron examples but this
simple one had fresh garland.


Because of the traffic, we didn't want to
be in St. Louis late but I would have
loved to see this yard after dark with 
all the little white lights.








I don't remember what the fancy
pieces under the roof edge are
called - perhaps corbels ? - but 
these were so detailed below.
I remembered that back in the 80's
there was an old Victorian turned
rental in Burlington, Iowa and there
were sadly corbel pieces that just 
layed on the ground around the
former grand home.


So that concludes my photos.  
I deleted many photos because I felt I was
sharing too many but I hope you enjoyed
this visit!

4 comments:

Carolyn said...

Hi Bernideen,
I enjoyed seeing all the beautiful historic homes you shared.
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
Carolyn

Lynn said...

This has been a wonderful visit back to a bygone era.

Deanna said...

What a neat place to see!!!
Have you ever toured the Campbell Home in St. Louis? Outstanding example of the era.
Merry Christmas,
d

Anonymous said...

What a lovely tour,! It’s so nice visit/see homes that have worked hard to preserve the past and it’s beauty. Seems like a charming time in architecture….thanks for the education. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas. V.