WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Work is moving forward to restore a West Lafayette eyesore back to its former glory.
The restoration of the caretaker's cottage has been in the works since 2017. The redevelopment commission approved funding to start the second phase of the project.
It involves installing floors, windows and replacing the historic roof tiles.
Deputy Development Director Erin Easter said the cottage is an example of architecture that's hard to find these days.
"There are a lot of great stories and history that go with that," she said. "So, we want to be able to preserve the beautiful nature of that building, which is substantial."
Easter said it's important to take the time and money to save this kind of history.
"It would be easy to tear down a building and build a new one, but that makes it a little less special," she explained. "There are really very few like it."
The cottage will house important historical documents and other West Lafayette history. Easter said the hope is to have the Caretaker's Cottage finished by the middle of 2020.