Unfinished Block P
Located at Academy Park, north of Stewart Center, West Lafayette, IN 47906
The 8-foot tall bronze sculpture is a likeness of Purdue's iconic Block P, but only partially finished. The Block P, a trademark of the Purdue "All-American" Marching Band, made its first appearance on the football field in 1907. The sculptors, Rick and Rita Hadley from Moments in Bronze in Otterbein, Ind., cast the Unfinished Block P statue to appear as if it were carved out of stone. It serves as a permanent reminder that one’s educational journey never ends.