WEST LAFAYETTE'S HISTORY began in the early 19th Century yet much of the town - now city's - history remains untold.
Residents current and former are both welcome to contribute to this blog and to the Library's collection of West Lafayette Memories.
A Bit of Background on the
State Street Walking Tour
scheduled for Sunday July 10
during 2016 and the major changes coming to the State Street landscape this
year and years following have prompted the West Lafayette History and Research
Center to focus our efforts at capturing the history of the retail corridor
long known as State Street in West Lafayette - Then and Now.
Remember the street
car lines running down State Street?Or
how State Street has evolved from a thriving family centered retail/service
artery for West Lafayette offering everything from grocery stores to barber
shops, drug stores to women and men’s clothing stores lining State Street to
the current emphasis on serving the retail needs of Purdue students and staff ?
We look forward to
collecting YOUR memories too – we hope you’ll share them with our docents and
on written comment cards available during the tour at the Library before and
after the tour.