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Lafeyette Square 1962


By Steve Brawley

Jackie wore the pink suit again on September 26, 1962 during a review of restoration plans for Lafeyette Square.

She met with Carl Warnecke to look at plans to retain the historic structures around the White House, yet incorporate new office buildings.

She would later select Warnecke to design JFK's grave at Arlington. It is reported that Jackie had a relationship with Warnecke after her husband's death.

Jackie is given much credit for her White House restoration work, but is often not known for her advocacy of Lafeyette Square. She would champion other historic building causes in her life - including Grand Central in New York City in the 1970s.

Photos by JFK Library (Cecil Stoughton).



Steve Brawley (314) 740-0298