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Lafayette in Tippecanoe County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Centennial Historic District

Centennial Park

 
 
Centennial Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, June 30, 2008
1. Centennial Historic District Marker
Inscription.  Area platted as Bartholomew and Davis Addition, 1829. Neighborhood grew rapidly during citywide expanson after canal (1843) and railroad (1853) arrived. Most structures, of many architectural styles, built 1870 - 1910. Named after Centennial School, at this site, 1876 - 1871. Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1983.
 
Erected 1998 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Centennial Neighborhood Association. (Marker Number 79.1998.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationLandmarksNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1829.
 
Location. 40° 25.318′ N, 86° 53.428′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, Indiana, in Tippecanoe County. Marker is at the intersection of N. 6th Street and Brown Street, on the right when traveling north on N. 6th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lafayette IN 47901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saints Mary & Martha Catholic Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
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Lincoln in Lafayette (about 600 feet away); The Forty - Niners (approx. ¼ mile away); General Lafayette - Fountain (approx. ¼ mile away); A Tribute to Joe Rumpza - The Vegetable King (approx. ¼ mile away); To Commemorate The Wabash and Erie Canal (approx. ¼ mile away); 1825 Lafayette 1925 (approx. ¼ mile away); The Tippecanoe County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
 
Also see . . .  Video Tour of Centennial Historic District. Courtesy of "Tour de Lafayette," a cross-section of some of the homes, buildings, and activities of the Centennial Historic District. (Submitted on August 12, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Marker at a Distance - - Centennial Park Entrance. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, June 30, 2008
2. Marker at a Distance - - Centennial Park Entrance.
Much playground equipment that is well constructed and cared for by the area.
Centennial Park Sign. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, May 1, 2007
3. Centennial Park Sign.
Neat as a pin entry to the park with a number of plantings.
Centennial Park - Pavilion. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, June 30, 2008
4. Centennial Park - Pavilion.
Many children using the park during Summer while school is out. Well supervised by parents on the playground with the children.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,166 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 1, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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