Lafayette: Historic Preservation

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Historic Downtown Lafayette Homes in Danger

A 40 square-block downtown area in Lafayette happens to be one of the Midwest's most intact examples of 19th Century urban development. But with economic development projects on the horizon, how does Lafayette preserve that historic fabric of its downtown? Many historic downtown Lafayette homes have been torn down and one in particular has made the 10 Most Endangered list from Indiana Landmarks.

Most typically associate Lafayette with Purdue University, given its location just two miles from campus. But the city of just over 72,000 has its own identity with a downtown steeped in architectural history dating back over 150 years.

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