Lafayette row houses

Row houses in Lafayette
Pentax ME, 35mm f/2.8 SMC Pentax-A
Fujicolor 200 (at EI 100)

When my son chose Purdue as his university, it brought me into Lafayette, Indiana, for the first time. Sure, Purdue is across the Wabash River in West Lafayette. But coming from the Indianapolis area as I do, and given my love of the old US highways, I always drive in on US 52. And that takes me right into downtown Lafayette, past the old residential neighborhoods and their lovely older homes.

On my way out of town I frequently end up on South Street, passing these row houses by. For a minute I think I’m in Baltimore or New York City.

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single frame: Row houses in Lafayette


6 thoughts on “single frame: Row houses in Lafayette

  1. Dan Cluley says:

    Interesting to see an enclosed garage (or carriage house I suppose) that early.

    Add in yesterday’s gas station and the postmodern library and that’s an interesting block.

    • Yes! I wonder if that enclosed garage wasn’t always enclosed.

      This is quite an eclectic block to be sure. If this block only had a Brutalist structure and a Craftsman bungalow, it would be completer somehow.

  2. Dan Cluley says:

    If it isn’t original, somebody did a nice job getting vintage material to work there.

    I like the idea of a one block architecture course.

  3. DougD says:

    I admire old homes like this, although I find the potential maintenance time and expense requirements quite terrifying.

    I’ve been torturing myself on CL lately with very nice yet inexpensive 1930’s Mopar products. I think a 1938 DeSoto would look very fitting in there.

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