Check out this beautiful write up from Sean Lutes, for Preserve Historic Lafayette!
“Did you know Lafayette’s Old City has its very own Wall Street?
You won’t find the Stock Market or big banks on this street, but you will find several architectural treasures, one such house being 511 Wall Street.
The 1861 brick cottage sits on a narrow lot (narrow and small lots were carved out of any available space in the Old City to help ease the demand for space). The Gothic Revival/Italianate cottage was constructed just as the Old City was experiencing an economic boom from the railroads (replacing the older canals and wharfs) and with them would arrive access to architectural details. With the rise of cast and milled architectural details, middle and working class homes could start to display beauty and detail in a way that wasn’t available to previous generations in Lafayette. 511 Wall Street may be a modest cottage, but no surface was spared from architectural splendor.
The house has remained largely intact, though it is not protected at this time. This house is available.” -Sean Lutes
My write up:
Beautiful, charming, all brick historic home in the heart of Downtown Lafayette, built in 1861! 1 mile to Purdue University Campus! Perfectly situated on a shady lot just a short walk from the Wabash River Promenade/pedestrian bridge, restaurants, festivals, the Farmers Market, breweries, parks/trail systems, etc. A few blocks away from the bus terminal & a short walk to 2 local dog parks! An absolute stand out with so much potential! Character defining details are all intact, fall in love with the natural light, transom windows, beautiful ornate staircase, mouldings & trims. Wonderful layout, offering both a family room & living room/flex space for 1st floor office/studio areas, large kitchen, 1st floor bathroom and bedroom plus 2 bedrooms and a full bath upstairs!