"The first Morton School was built on the school lot in 1892. This two story brick and stone building was named after the Indiana Civil War Governor, Oliver P. Morton, and was the only continually used public elementary school in West Lafayette until the second quarter of the Twentieth Century.
Today, the center offers recreational programs, classes and special events to residents of all ages. Activities include dance, pottery, euchre, bridge and art classes. The center is situated on 3.5 acres and includes meeting rooms, a playground and picnic tables."
Facility Capacity: Theater 133, Classroom 133, Banquet 133, Reception 285 (Standing).
Opened 1985, renovated in 1989.
The Morton Community Center is a historic former school building. Classrooms, dance studios and a multipurpose room with a stage are available. Priority is given to programs sponsored by the community center; however, non-profit, or private non-discriminatory civic, recreational, educational or social groups may rent Morton rooms on a space available basis. Twelve rooms are available from 660 sq. ft. to 2000 sq. ft. 11,179 total sq. ft. of available space, with a capacity of 44 to 133 people (seated). Must do own set up.
Audio-Visual and presentation equipment available. Limited kitchen facilities.
Hours of Operation are 8am-11pm Monday through Friday and 8am to 4:30pm Saturday.
The center can accommodate groups of up to 285 people if activity does not require seating.
Morton Community Center is a smoke free/ alcohol free facility.