Plans to demolish Lafayette historic home put on hold

Neighborhood residents fight to keep home at 617 New York Street a part of Lafayette's history.
Neighborhood residents fight to keep home at 617 New York Street a part of Lafayette's history.


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.

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