Columbian Park
Highland Park
Ninth Street Hill
St Mary's
Hills & Dales
New Chauncey
Mid Century Modern
The Village
Additional Properties

Wabash Valley Trust
Tour De Lafayette -- Historic Plaque Homes in Lafayette, Indiana

Enjoy twelve webcasts featuring nine historic neighborhoods located throughout Lafayette—West Lafayette, Indiana

Historic Home in Lafayette, Indiana
Lafayette was platted in 1825 and named after Revolutionary War Hero, the Marquis de Lafayette, the City of Lafayette boasts an impressive collection of historic districts, diverse architecture and limitless leisure opportunities. There are nine Lafayette webcasts focused on eight historic neighborhoods. Each episode runs 5-7 minutes long and focuses on 4-5 different sites within the neighborhood (historic homes, museums, parks, etc.). Be sure to be on the lookout for William Digby, the founder of Lafayette, in each episode. He pops up in some of the most unusual places dressed in a planters outfit consisting of a white linen shirt, brown vest and straw hat.

The city of West Lafayette was settled around 1822, first platted as Chauncey and Kingston, then in 1866 as Chauncey. The people of Chauncey voted to change the name of their town to West Lafayette on May 21, 1888. There are four West Lafayette webcasts; Hills & Dales Neighborhood, New Chauncey Neighborhood, Mid Century Homes and The Village.

In addition to the video tours, you will find a virtual tour of the Wabash Valley Trust for Historic Preservation’s plaque buildings within the greater Lafayette area. This virtual tour consists of a map, photos, a brief description of each structure and a printable walking tour of the plaque properties in each neighborhood. For more information on the Wabash Valley Trust and their building plaque program click on their green sycamore leaf logo located on the left-hand side of the page.

This website is meant to broadcast to the world the unique heritage of each neighborhood in Lafayette—West Lafayette as a whole.

Tour de Lafayette was funded in part by a Preserve America grant from the National Park Service with additional financial and administrative support from the Visit Lafayette—West Lafayette, the City of Lafayette and the City of West Lafayette.

CLICK HERE for a special thank you to everyone who has helped make this project a success.

Be sure to visit these additional websites in order to find out more about Lafayette—West Lafayette and local events:
City of Lafayette
Visit Lafayette - West Lafayette, Indiana
City of West Lafayette

Preserve America

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the
authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior,

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