Lafayette in Tippecanoe County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Red Crown Mini-Museum
“The Crown Jewels”
To the City of Layayette/West Lafayette and more specifically, to the people of "the South Side" with whom I have worked diligently over the past thirty (30) years at Crown Laundry, Schaible Service and Supply Company, Commercial Cleaning Company, Crown Distributing Company, S&C Realty Company and other business interests and who I have come to appreciate for their absolute dedication and desire to make this world better and Lafayette a better place to live. Also to my lovely wife, Lois and children: Lori, Terry, and Todd who have aptly tolerated my idiosyncrasies, helped establish the latitudes to which I function comfortably, and reacted positively within the constraints of my particular personality and ability. This is my humble way of expressing my thanks to my family, to my business associates, to past and future customers, and to the people of Tippecanoe County.
Signed: Donald Jay Stein
Erected 1991 by Tippecanoe County Public Library, Schnaible Serv. & Supply Co., Inc., Crown Distributing, Inc., Commercial Cleaning, Inc.
Location. 40° 25.029′ N, 86° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lafayette IN 47901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Forty - Niners (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Tribute to Joe Rumpza - The Vegetable King (about 600 feet away); 1825 Lafayette 1925 (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Lafayette - Fountain (approx. 0.2 miles away); Earl & Hatcher Block (approx. 0.2 miles away); To Commemorate The Wabash and Erie Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Tippecanoe County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); The Ellsworth Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
Regarding The Red Crown Mini-Museum. This gas station was built by Standard Oil Company of Indiana in 1927-28 and had a one garage bay attached. It was built with glazed brick on all walls and red tile on the roof. In 1935-36 a second garage bay was added. It was in operation as a gas station until 1979, in 1985 the library bought the property for a future parking area. In 1991, Don Stein, a local businessman and auto collector offered to restore the gas station. It was finished later that year.
Don Stein owns
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