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Ninth Street Hill Neighborhood Historic DistrictNinth Street Hill Neighborhood Historic District

Location: 904 State Street at 9th, NE corner, Lafayette. (Tippecanoe County, Indiana)

Installed: 2001 Indiana Historical Bureau and Historic Ninth Street Hill Neighborhood Association

ID# : 79.2001.1

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Side one:

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.

Side two:

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.

Keywords

Historic District, Neighborhoods, and Towns, Buildings and Architecture