Friday, December 26, 2014

NEW CHAUNCEY People, Places, Events and Structures

The New Chauncey neighborhood offers a rich history of people, places, events and structures.

In the Fall of 2014 an English 108 class from Purdue University accepted the challenge of writing research papers about the New Chauncey neighborhood.

We're glad to announce we'll soon post the students' research on this blog to showcase the students' writing talents and research skills and in the hope that readers and future researchers will find humor, interest and questions to pursue among these writings.

Here's a taste of the variety of topics you will be able to peruse.......

Events and Activities: Little Free Libraries, "Meet and Greet", Auto racing on Robinson Street

Houses and Homes: The Glee Club House on Pearl Street, "Kit Homes" from Sears in the Neighborhood, the Mills House on Littleton Street, the "Net Zero" home on Hayes Street

Parks in the Neighborhood: Happy Hollow Park, Lincoln Park and Paula Woods Park

Combined Sewer System: an engineer and a biologist look at how the Neighborhood's water use affects the use and enjoyment of the Wabash River

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

TCHA Logo   We are linked to the Tippecanoe County Historical Association (TCHA).  

The TCHA site offers online information about West Lafayette history related topics that include the Frank Argenbright Genealogy Center, Fort Ouiatenon, Tippecanoe Battlefield, George Winter paintings and papers (with a link to a Purdue University site).

Check out our other West Lafayette related web links by perusing the list to the right of this article.

Friday, May 30, 2014

SAMARA House photos

SAMARA House is a Usonian home designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright 
for the family of Purdue Professor John E Christian.  

Located in central West Lafayette, Indiana, the house continues to be used as the family home of the Christian family.  

 A collection of photos of the SAMARA House interior and exterior can be found at this website sponsored by IUPUI: click here to view the photo here to view the photo collection and enter "SAMARA" into the search box at the top left of the screen.

 The Official SAMARA House webpage can be found by clicking on this link.