Hat Trick

Anytime I’m in St. Louis, my hometown, a visit to the historic Lafayette Square neighborhood is high on my to-do list. While I lived there for a few years, my wire fox terrier, Dash, and I would travel twice each day from our loft apartment in a renovated, red brick, shoe factory, past grand Italianate manors and restored Victorian row houses, to a handsome mid-19th century city park—the oldest in the Louisiana Purchase Territory.

Paved pathways meander through 30 acres of enormous shade trees and lovingly tended flowerbeds, past a gazebo and fountains, and over a graceful bridge, all sheltered within the protective…

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