The Village

The Village, also known as Chauncey Village, is the heart of the campus life in the area near Purdue University.  The name “Chauncey” comes from the original settlement founded here in 1866. In 1888, the town adopted the name “West Lafayette”. This district caters to visitors, students and alumni with an emphasis on Purdue traditions and memorabilia, great nightlife, shopping and a fun college atmosphere. Most of the historic buildings in The Village were built in the early 1900s.

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explore The Village’s Plaqued Properties





Morton School 222 N. Chauncey Avenue 1929


Purdue State Bank—Chase 210 W. State Street 1914 1992
Varsity Apartments 101 Andrew Place 1928 1994
West Lafayette Fire Station #1 300 North Street 1917 1992

Non-Plaqued Properties featured in The Village video include;
Eclectic Hair Salon 115 N. Chauncey Avenue 1898 --
Harry's Chocolate Shop 329 W. State Street 1919 --
Miller Building 200 South Street 1896 --
Triple XXX Family Restaurant 2 N. Salisbury Street 1929 --