Lafayette has gone through many changes since it was founded in 1884. Actually, Lafayette was initially founded in 1821 as Vermilionville. Are any of the original houses and buildings still standing and in operation?

Below are the eight oldest houses and buildings in Lafayette. You see these everyday, probably without realizing just how old they are. All of the places listed below are on the National Register of Historic Places in Lafayette, which you can see HERE.

 

 

1)  Brandt House - 614 Madison St. Built around 1840 as a two room cottage. Currently owned by Henry and Sonya Boudreaux.

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2) Daigle House - 1012 South Washington Street. Built in 1880.

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3) Elrose - 217 West University Avenue. Built in 1900.

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4) Evangeline Hotel - 302 Jefferson Street. Built in 1928.

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5) First United Methodist Church - 703 Lee Avenue. Built in 1924.

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6) Gordon Hotel - 100-110 East Vermilion Street. Built in 1904.

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7) Hope Lodge No. 145 - 116 East Vermilion Street. Built in 1916.

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8) Lafayette Elementary School - 1301 West University Avenue. Built in 1926.

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