Lafayette in Tippecanoe County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Ninth Street Hill
Neighborhood Historic District
Lafayette platted 1825. This area was first known as Prospect Hill. Wealthy families built country estates here 1850's - 1860's. Streetcar lines of 1880's transformed Hill into popular suburb. Area declined after World War II.
This neighborhood district showcases many American domestic architectural styles from 1850's through 1950's. Revitalization began in 1970's. Neighborhood association founded 1986. Listed in National Register of Historic Places 1997.
Erected 2001 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Historic Ninth Street Hill Neighborhood Association. (Marker Number 79.2001.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 40° 24.778′ N, 86° 53.19′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, Indiana, in Tippecanoe County. Marker is at the intersection of 9th Street and East State Street, on the right when traveling north on 9th Street. 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 Ellsworth Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Highland Park Neighborhood The Red Crown Mini-Museum (approx. 0.4 miles away); Highland Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Forty - Niners (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Tribute to Joe Rumpza - The Vegetable King (approx. half a mile away); Perrin Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Earl & Hatcher Block (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
Also see . . .
1. Video Tour of Ninth Street Hill. Courtesy of "Tour de Lafayette," an excellent tour of the Ninth Street Hill area and some of its homes. (Submitted on August 12, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. Photos of Dedication (Courtesy - Indiana Historical Bureau):. (Submitted on January 22, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Categories. • Notable Buildings • Notable Places • Political Subdivisions • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,043 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 1, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.