Saint Joseph in Buchanan County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Eugene Field's Lovers Lane
"... a proper horse goes slow
In those leafy aisles
where Cupid smiles
In Lover's Lane, Saint Jo."
- Eugene Field
Lovers Lane, beginning where 18th Street meets Grand Avenue and extending a mile and a half to the northeast until it joins Ashland Avenue, began as a shady country road lined with stately trees and edged by farmland fences. A favorite with romantic couples seeking solitude, and earlier known as Rochester Road, Lovers Lane was designated a city street in 1897 and paved in 1914.
Made internationally famous in 1889 when the poet-journalist Eugene Field penned his nostalgic lines while sojourning in England, the residential area retains its early charm, although farmhouses, fields and pastures, woods and orchards have now given way to quiet, closer neighborhoods.
Chosen as a St. Joseph Landmark in 1979, Lovers Lane invites your leisurely stroll or drive along its picturesque length.
Saint Joseph Landmark
Erected 1993 by Lovers Lane Neighborhood Association.
Location. 39° 47.53′ N, 94° 49.94′ W. Marker is in Saint Joseph, Missouri, in Buchanan County. Marker is on Lovers Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Joseph MO 64505, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Mitchelhill (approx. 1.2 miles away); David Johnson Heaton (approx. 1.3 miles away); Our Confederate Dead (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mount Mora Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); No Turning Back (approx. 1.8 miles away); Peace Officers Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); SPC Edward "Eddie" Lee Myers (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Saint Joseph.
Also see . . .
1. Lover's Lane, St. Jo, by Eugene Field. (Submitted on July 4, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lovers Lane Neighborhood Association, St. Joseph MO. (Submitted on July 4, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 492 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 5. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.