The Centennial Neighborhood includes sections of the town that were platted four years after William Digby laid out the original plat. Merchants, who had been living above their shops, built in this area so they could live conveniently near their place of business. The neighborhood contains more religious buildings than any other neighborhood in Lafayette.
The buildings in the area represent a variety of architectural styles and were built mainly from the 1840s to the 1920s. The neighborhood was named to honor the Centennial School that stood at the corner of Sixth and Brown Streets. It was built in 1876 during the United States Centennial celebration and demolished in 1971. The site is now home to Centennial Park. The Historic Centennial Neighborhood was placed on the National Register in 1983.
Neighborhood attractions include Centennial Park, Imagination Station Museum, Wells Community Center (home of the Tippecanoe Arts Federation), and the Monon Depot Theater (home of the Civic Theater of Greater
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