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Soulard in St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Lafayette Lofts

815 Ann Ave.

 

— circa 1907 —

 
Lafayette Lofts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 18, 2020
1. Lafayette Lofts Marker
Inscription.  The original Lafayette School stood on this site in the middle of the 19th Century. The elementary school was named for Marie Jean Paul Lafayette, French-born American Revolutionary War hero. In 1906, architect William B. Ittner designed a new, modern school which supported Soulard until 2004. When the school closed, St. Louis Public Schools sold it, and it was converted to apartments. The original architectural details remain intact: ornate brickwork, lion fountains, a marble and travertine entrance, and iconic statues of children topping the building's façade.
 
Erected 2019 by Soulard Historic District.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducation. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis, Soulard Historic District ⚜️ series list.
 
Location. 38° 36.33′ N, 90° 12.31′ W. Marker is in Soulard in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Ann Avenue just east of South 9th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map.
Lafayette Lofts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 18, 2020
2. Lafayette Lofts Marker
Marker is mounted on a fence behind the tree
Marker is at or near this postal address: 815 Ann Ave, Saint Louis MO 63104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jos. Wushke Cigar Factory No. 37 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pontiac Square Park (about 300 feet away); The Trapper Cottage (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named The Trapper Cottage (about 700 feet away); Sts. Peter and Paul Parish (approx. 0.2 miles away); Menard Triplets (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Elizabeth Settlement & Day Nursery (approx. ¼ mile away); Philip W Schneider House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Soulard.
 
Regarding Lafayette Lofts. Not to be confused with the Lofts at Lafayette, which is located in St. Louis' Lafayette Square neighborhood.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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