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Ninth Street Hill Neighborhood Historic District,
Tippecanoe County, Indiana
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Ninth Street Hill Neighborhood Historic District
Lafayette platted 1825. This area was first known as Prospect Hill. Wealthy families built country estates here 1850s, 1860s. Streetcar lines of 1880s transformed Hill into popular suburb. Area declined after World War II.
This neighborhood district showcases many American domestic architectural styles from 1850s through 1950s. Revitalization began in 1970s. Neighborhood association founded 1986. Listed in National Register of Historic Places 1997.
Neighborhood marker dedication in Lafayette, Indiana, April 28, 2001.