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Historical markers finds its home in Lafayette neighborhood

A 190-year-old Lafayette neighborhood is celebrating history.

Posted: Jun 13, 2019 10:48 PM
Updated: Jun 13, 2019 10:49 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI )— A 190-year-old Lafayette neighborhood is celebrating history.

The Historical Centennial Neighborhood Association unveiled an interpretive marker.

It recognizes the contributions of Saint Mary and Martha Catholic Church.

Neighbors attended the display and told stories of diversity and religion.

Saint Mary and Martha was the first Catholic Church in Lafayette.

Michael O. Hunt said community members will use the historical marker to commemorate the past.

"It's important from the stand point of a catholic church, but really the importance is the history," said Hunt. "The cultural event that started here in 1844."

A Lafayette company made the the historical mark pro bono.

One story shared at the unveiling was former President, Abraham Lincoln's funeral train ran through the centennial neighborhood on what is now 5th and Brown Streets.

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