Wednesday, June 15, 2016

SAVE the DATE : Sunday July 10 : State Street Walking Tour!


State Street walking tour: SUNDAY, JULY 10 
from 1 to 4 pm

State Street - the heart of old West Lafayette and gateway 
to the newest of West Lafayette! 

Join us for a walk down State Street & share memories of the old days 
& the bright new days to come.

Docents will be ready to talk with you at selected sites along the route. 

We hope you’ll share YOUR memories of the State Street past with us too.

More information will follow in the coming weeks. 

Sponsored by: 

 West Lafayette History and Research Center   

and the West Lafayette Public Library

and the Mayor’s Office of West Lafayette


A Bit of Background on the State Street Walking Tour 
scheduled for Sunday July 10

 Indiana’s bicentennial 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.

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