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Main Street in Lafayette, Indiana, is where the old Lafayette Road ends. It begins near downtown Indianapolis, and has since at least the 1830s brought travelers between these two Indiana cities.
If you’ve never walked this, Lafayette’s main drag, do. It’s a remarkable little downtown, much nicer than most Indiana cities of its size and history. Sure, you will find much nicer downtowns in Carmel and Fishers. But they are Johnny-come-latelys to the city scene, having grown large enough only in recent years to be considered cities (under Indiana law). And they are what they are only because of their proximity to Indianapolis. Lafayette was founded in 1825 and thrived without being any other city’s bedroom community. It has withstood the dramatic economic changes that have faced Indiana cities while remaining lovely and interesting.
Last updated on 19 March 2020 by Jim Grey