Plans to demolish Lafayette historic home put on hold

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Demolition on a piece of Lafayette history was put on hold again.

The City of Lafayette has deemed the house at 617 New York Street unsafe.

The home has been vacant for a decade and will have to come down if it continues to deteriorate.

“We’re going to try two more months to see if we can find some people who are willing to fix it up and buy it and save this house,” Lafayette Building Inspector Scott Dieterle said.

City leaders will discuss the project at the next Lafayette Hearing Authority meeting on September 9.

The price tag on this historic home is $28,000. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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