Eugene Field's Lovers Lane

Eugene Field's Lovers Lane (HM197P)

Location: St Joseph, MO 64505 Buchanan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 47.53', W 94° 49.94'

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"... 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
HM NumberHM197P
Year Placed1993
Placed ByLovers Lane Neighborhood Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 3:13pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] DAVID PIET  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 343114 N 4406295
Decimal Degrees39.79216667, -94.83233333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.53', W 94° 49.94'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 31.80" N, 94° 49' 56.40" W
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Area Code(s)816
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 199 Boston Post Rd, St Joseph MO 64505, US
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