A Lafayette historic home may be saved

Neighbors rally to save 19th century home on New York Street. (WLFI Photo)
Neighbors rally to save 19th century home on New York Street. (WLFI Photo)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A neighborhood association continues to try and save a historic Lafayette home.

The house located on 617 New York St. has been empty for nearly a decade. The City of Lafayette has deemed the house an unsafe structure and will have to demolish it if it continues to deteriorate.

However, Tuesday morning the Lafayette Hearing Authority decided to put demolition on hold — at least for now.

“The attorney called yesterday on behalf of 617 New York St. saying that there was someone that did buy it on taxes,” said Lafayette Building Inspector Scott Dieterle. “So now, we’re trying to find that person to see what their intentions are with the home. We did move to continue talking about it at the next hearing authority.”

The next Hearing Authority meeting is scheduled for June 8.

Coming up Wednesday on News 18 This Morning, hear from a Lafayette man who said this home isn’t just an eyesore, but a piece of Lafayette’s story.

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