Graves primarily writes (in the Dwell style) about a couple who renovates one of the single-family homes in the complex. But the opening paragraph sets the renovation in context:
"Within a sprawling, decentralized city that has suffered near-disastrous decline, this racially and economically diverse enclave just northeast of downtown has not only aged gracefully but today flourishes with new life."
An early model of Lafayette Park. PHOTO: Josh Jackson.