WL turns restored Grand View Cemetery caretaker’s cottage over to library
Six years after renovations started on the cottage built in 1903, West Lafayette Public Library gets ready to move city’s historical archives into the cemetery spot
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WL TURNS GRAND VIEW CEMETERY CARETAKER’S COTTAGE OVER TO LIBRARY
A long time coming, in a project first pitched in 2017, West Lafayette officials this week signed a 20-year lease and turned over keys to the city library for a renovated caretaker’s cottage, once considered doomed in the Grand View Cemetery.
By spring, West Lafayette Public Library plans to have the 120-year-old stone building open as a new city history center.
“It’s the culmination of a dream for the whole community,” Marra Honeywell, West Lafayette Public Library director, said. “I know West Lafayette roots run deep. It’s important to tell that story of the people in West Lafayette. Now, the library has a place where we can really do that.”
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