Enjoy A Hearty Hike Near Indian Village This Month
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Getting Outdoors Near Indian Village Will Blow Away the Winter Blues
If you are ready for some fresh air and exercise, look no further than Clegg Memorial Garden in Lafayette. The garden is a stunning natural space that overlooks the beautiful Wildcat Creek. Clegg Memorial Garden was made to be enjoyed, and on your walk, you will find:
- Marked trails to explore.
- A rare gravel hill prairie habitat.
- Journaling stations to note your impressions.
- Oak woodland and savanna areas.
- A natural playground to encourage kids to connect with the world around them.
The park features brisk hiking trails and is ideal for fishing or birdwatching. Gathering mushrooms is also allowed. Garden staff also run junior ranger activities throughout the year. The garden operates from dawn till dusk all year round.
One thing park rangers know to be wary of is the risk of fire. It is also good to be cognizant of the risk of fire in your home. If you need help with fire restoration, call SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077.
Get Inspired This New Year with A West Lafayette ArtWalk
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There Is Always Something New in The West Lafayette Art Community
January can be a cold and gray month, especially if there is wet and overcast. One idea to beat the winter blues is with an ArtWalk around Downtown Lafayette.
ArtWalks are fun, relaxed events that are held every month in the Downtown Lafayette area.
- Look around galleries, museums, art houses, and craft stores.
- Explore the culturally rich Downtown district.
- Browse exhibitions, sales, and more.
ArtWalks are free to attend and take place on the second Saturday of the month. Because each participating venue is in charge of its show, there is no end to the variety of events and exhibitions you can find.
ArtWalks start at 2 PM. There is no specific starting place – come to Downtown Lafayette with a spirit of adventure and see where your walk takes you.
Artwalks take place rain or shine, so if the weather looks glum, be sure to bring your jacket. If the weather causes flood damage to your home, call SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077 for assistance.
History and Festivals Abound in Fascinating Lafayette
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From Educational Attractions to Fun Festivals, There Is Something for Everyone In Lafayette
Today, Lafayette is a flourishing city of over 60,000 residents, which boasts a research university, a community college, three libraries, and, of course, plenty of places to shop and eat.
Lafayette also has a long history of trade and industry. The French Government established Fort Ouiatenon in 1717, and the Fort quickly became a popular trading post. Merchants, Indians, and Fur Trappers all established a brisk trade at the fort. Then, in 1825, William Digby planned Lafayette to be the new Tippecanoe County's county seat. Even in its earliest days, the town was a busy shipping center. Shortly after, a Yale-educated attorney named Henry Leavitt Ellsworth took an interest in the area and actively promoted agricultural growth, buying parcels of land, and selling them to farmers.
The arrival of the Wabash & Erie Canal and the Monon Railroad encouraged further development, and Lafayette became a booming center of trade. The town was even the launch site of the first attempted air mail delivery – by hot air balloon – in 1859.
With so much history in the city, it is not surprising that there are many historical sites you can visit:
- Fort Ouiatenon, which was the first European fortified settlement in Indiana. There was a substantial French settlement in the area before the fort passed to the British, and then to the Indians. It was destroyed in 1791 during the Northwest Indian War. In 1930 a physician named Richard Wetherill built a replica of the original fort. Today it is a museum and the site of the annual Feast of the Hunters' Moon.
- The Headstone of Martin P. Jenners, a civil war veteran who was an outspoken atheist. The headstone is unusual in that Jenners had it made and placed in the cemetery 14 years before his death. The inscription makes clear his feelings: It reads, "My only objection to religion is that it is not true. No preaching, no praying, no psalm singing on this lot." It drew many curious visitors when it was first placed there and is still an interesting stop for any history lover.
- Prophet's Rock, where the Shawnee spiritual and political leader Tenskwatawa stood to receive a vision of how his people should proceed in action against military leader William Henry Harrison. Today the site is reached by an invigorating hike.
Lafayette’s Name Honors an Influential Man
Lafayette was named for a man with an exceptionally long and interesting name: Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette. It is no wonder that he is usually known by his surname, Lafayette. Lafayette was a French aristocrat and military commander. He is known as the Hero of Two Worlds for his actions during the Revolutionary War, including:
- Taking military action that trapped the British near the York River when the French Fleet arrived, which was instrumental in the French fleet winning the Battle of the Virginia Capes.
- Leading a company of 400 men to take Redoubt 9 (a redoubt is a kind of fort.) This action, combined with Alexander Hamilton's forces' successful taking of Redoubt 10, led to the breaking of the British defenses and the British General Charles Cornwallis's surrender.
- Engaging in the negotiations leading up to the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783. The Treaty of Paris signaled the official end of the Revolutionary War.
- Working to establish trade between France and the United States, and campaigning for the end of slavery and the freeing of slaves.
- Participating in peace talks with the Iroquois in Mohawk Valley, NY.
Lafayette was such a popular figure that when he returned to the United States from France in 1784 – 1785, he undertook a countrywide tour and visited every single state, receiving a warm welcome in each.
Get into The Festival Mood
Lafayette hosts several popular festivals throughout the year. If you can time your visit to coincide with one, they make for fun memories. Why not check out one of these:
- A Taste of Tippecanoe is a must for food lovers! Every year 40,000 visitors descend on Lafayette to sample the best local food and beverages, including a hog roast, traditional Indian food, Fruitshine wines, and shaved ice. Art, music, and fireworks keep the festival spirit going all day long.
- The Feast of the Hunters' Moon is a festival and historic re-enactment weekend that has taken place in Lafayette every year since 1968. The festival takes place at Fort Ouiatenon and recreates the annual fall gathering between the Native Americans and the French, which took place in the eighteenth century.
- The Greater Lafayette Mini Maker Faire showcases creations and inventions from curious minds! The organizers call it the "greatest show and tell on earth." Engineers and scientists, artists, and crafters all gather to show what they are making and inspire visitors.
Other popular festivals include Beer Across the Wabash, Mosey Down Main Street, Art in the Park, Hands-on Transportation, and Round The Fountain Art Fair.
Water Damage Is Nothing New in Lafayette
Lafayette is no stranger to water damage. In 1913 Tippecanoe County was battered by wind and rainstorms that led to extensive flooding, causing lots of property damage and claiming 152 lives. Bridges were damaged or swept away, and life in the area suffered severe disruption.
Even today, despite millions of dollars spent on drainage, regular flooding is still a problem in Lafayette. Should you need water damage repair in your home, SERVPRO is here to help.
Our dedicated technicians have a range of equipment on hand to mitigate water damage. We use free-standing and truck-mounted pumps to extract as much water as possible before we begin drying your home. We use thermo hygrometers and moisture meters to monitor the drying process and ensure we leave your abode looking "Like it never even happened."
Our team understands that you are worried about your belongings and your home, which is why we clean, dry, and restore as many items as possible. We can also take care of mold treatment, if necessary, to reduce the risk of fungal growth following water damage, and we deodorize your home to leave it smelling fresh.
Should you need assistance with water damage repair, call SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077.
Artists’ Own Gallery & Fine Arts Presents Members’ Holiday Exhibit in Lafayette, IN
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Lafayette Residents Can Browse and Shop During this Recurring Holiday Market Event
Would you like to get out to experience local arts and exhibits? What if this also included shopping for a variety of holiday gifts and other wares? From now until the end of December, people in the Lafayette area are welcome to shop and experience the Members’ Holiday Market at Artists’ Own Gallery & Fine Arts. Just a sampling of what you can prepare to see includes gallery viewings and items available in the store like jewelry, ornaments, card, and plenty of holiday-themed gifts and cheer.
- Date: December 14th, 2020, and weekly Monday through Saturday until December 31st, 2020
- Time: 10 am to 6:00 pm
- Where: Artists’ Own Gallery & Fine Arts at 518 Main Street in Lafayette, IN
- Cost: Free admission
Taking part in local shopping during the holiday season is incredibly important to Lafayette and the surrounding areas. Here at SERVPRO of Lafayette, we are here to assist with mold remediation if you have issues at your home or business. Why call us when you suspect mold? Because we use proven methods, the latest technology, and EPA-registered antimicrobials. Call us at (765) 420-0077, and we send out a crew as soon as possible to get started.
Wellbeing Check – Monthly Wellness Wednesday for Indian Village Residents
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Indian Village, IN, Residents Do Not Want to Miss Monthly Wellness Wednesdays Hosted by Talbott Recovery
Hosted by Talbott Recovery, you have an hour dedicated to your wellness with Monthly Wellness Wednesday, which is an hour for you and your wellbeing, which takes place each month to give area residents the ability to engage while practicing safe social distancing. Every month, the hour is dedicated to wellness, including social health, spirituality, emotional wellbeing, and physical health. Whether you are looking for tips on self-care or staying healthy during flu season, there is something for everyone with these monthly virtual wellness events.
- Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
- Time: 12 pm to 1 pm EST
- Where: Online Seminar hosted by Talbott Recovery
- Cost: Free of charge, pre-registration is required to gain access
SERVPRO of Lafayette wants everyone to know how important it is to take care of health and wellbeing, which is why we fully support helpful online events such as these. Should you experience an unfortunate event like a fire in your home, you can count on our crew to assist with fire damage restoration. We arrive quickly to remove any standing water and all charred debris to commence full restoration efforts. Call (765) 420-0077 to reach us for 24/7 emergency service.
Dealing with Floodwater is Something Lafayette, IN, Residents May Not Expect – Until an Emergency Strikes
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SERVPRO Can Be at Your Lafayette Home ASAP After a Storm to Handle Flood Damage Cleanup
As the county seat of Tippecanoe County, Lafayette, Indiana, is situated just 63 miles to the northwest of the state's capital of Indianapolis. This city is also southeast of Chicago by about 105 miles and meshes communities with West Lafayette, home to the famous Purdue University. Together, these two cities make up the core of the Metropolitan Statistical Area of Lafayette, Indiana. As of the taking of the 2010 U. S. Census, Lafayette had a population of 67,140.
Lafayette, Indiana, Throughout the Years
Going back in time, the original people to inhabit Lafayette was the Quiatenon Indians. The French completed construction on Fort Quiatenon in 1717, which was used for Indians, merchants, and fur trappers. The city of Lafayette was marked in 1825 by a man named William Digby. The town itself was named as a tribute to General Lafayette – a man who fought in the American Revolutionary War as a member of the American army.
Along the Wabash River, there is a well-known shipping center that thrived throughout the early 1800s. When the construction of the Wabash and Erie Canal took place in the 1840s, it added a great deal to Lafayette's significance. The railroads' inset reached Lafayette in the mid-1850s that added to prominence, travel, and trade.
In addition to well-known Purdue University, this region is known for industrial activities. Lafayette is home to Wabash National, Eli Lilly and Company, and Alcoa, the Large Engine Division of Caterpillar Ind.
The Areas of Lafayette and West Lafayette are Known for Plenty of Historical Sites and Fun Spots to Make Memories with the Family
Throughout Lafayette and West Lafayette, nine great neighborhoods have spots listed within the National Register of Historic Places. Some of the significant locations for historic architecture include downtown Lafayette and the Ninth Street Historic District. In the middle of downtown, one architectural gem not to miss is the Tippecanoe County Courthouse. There is also the museum set up in the fully restored historical Five Points Fire Station.
There is the Moses Fowler House on South Street if you are interested in English Gothic architectural design. When it comes to the environment and agricultural history, the Prophetstown area includes land dedicated to Native American Heritage preservation. This land features a prairie, an old Indian village, and a lovely old farmstead.
Other significant points of interest in Lafayette include parks, restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues such as:
Triple XXX – This is the oldest drive-in located in Indiana, which began operation back in 1929. Triple XXX was named after the house brand of root beer served here, which resides on the menu in addition to some of the best fries and old-fashioned burgers. This drive-in was also once featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives hosted by Guy Fieri.
The Knickerbocker – The oldest bar in Indiana, the Knickerbocker was opened back in 1835 under the name Cherry Wood Bar. This bar has been known for patrons such as Neil Armstrong, Al Capone, President Grant, and Mark Twain.
Wolf Park – This is a non-profit research and education facility that dedicates time to wolves' conservation. On these 78 acres of land, you will have the ability to learn all about wolf-behavior, different species and take part in groups and unique interpretive programs.
Lafayette, IN, Also Has Quite a Few People from the Region that Took on Some Level of Celebrity Status
What would the world be without people who have shaped the way that we think or enjoy life? Some of the people who came from Lafayette made a name for themselves, including:
Emmett Kelley – Known as one of the greatest clowns ever to perform, Emmett Kelly is famous for his persona "Weary Willie."
Axl Rose – This famous singer and songwriter for the American rock band Guns N' Roses, given the name William Bruce Rose, Jr., was born and raised in Lafayette.
Sydney Pollack – Lafayette was also the hometown of this famous and award-winning actor, director, producer, and public figure. Throughout his career, he took part in producing and directing over 40 films.
Kermit the Frog – This frog, famous for the Muppet Show and a variety of movies, was named after Jim Henson's childhood friend and one of the professors of philosophy from Purdue University.
Astronauts – Not one but two of the 22 astronauts from Lafayette's Purdue University have been on the moon. Neil Armstrong was the first astronaut from the region to walk on the moon, and Eugene Cernan was the most recent.
Storms that Bring Wind and Heavy Rain Call for Flood Damage Restoration by Skilled Technicians – Count on SERVPRO to Assist with Cleanup of Your Lafayette Property
Whether you have water coming from a damaged roof after a storm or floodwater enters the ground level of your home, proper mitigation is crucial. SERVPRO arrives on-site for all flooding events to help Lafayette residents bring their interiors back to preloss condition. With a single phone call, we have crews ready 24/7 to arrive at your door within hours. We are Faster to Any Size Disaster, meaning that you have IICRC-certified restoration professionals on the job and able to lessen the impact.
Once we arrive at your home after the call to help with flood damage in Lafayette, we will:
- Assess all the damage, including the cause and extent
- Detail all the damage and best practices for restoration solutions
- Extract all standing floodwater from your interior
- Commence drying of the structure and all contents, as needed
- Utilize dehumidifiers and other powerful equipment that help us ensure no hidden moisture is left to cause secondary damage
- Perform controlled demolition as necessary to replace unsalvageable materials
- Deodorization and sanitization with EPA-registered anti-microbials to eliminate musty odors and bacteria
SERVPRO of Lafayette has you covered whenever you experience a storm that leaves behind destruction and flood damage. We can dispatch technicians to your property within hours of your call to (765) 420-0077. Once we arrive, we act quickly and guarantee our work to have peace of mind knowing your home gets back to normal, fast.
Test Your Music Mettle at Name That Tunesday
Our city is beautiful, and we are committed to keep its beauty with top-of-the-line fire damage restoration.
Lafayette Residents can Have a Mid-Week Break with Musical Trivia at Brokerage
If you are searching for a way to test your music trivia and lyrical expertise, you can join those
headed out to the Brokerage Brewing Company for Name That Tunesday. The event only
happens on the fourth Tuesday of the month through the end of the year, from 7-8 PM. Those
that excel above the rest stand to come away with prizes.
Did you know that Axl Rose and another founding member of Guns n’ Roses are from
Lafayette? Did you know that award-winning Contemporary Christian artist Jeremy Camp called
Lafayette home as well? Brush up on your music and tune knowledge to walk off with incredible
When fires and kitchen flare-ups threaten to keep you from getting out and having a good time,
let our SERVPRO of Lafayette team help with fire debris cleanup for Lafayette homes. We have
the equipment and potent cleaning products to make it “Like it never even happened.” Contact us
today at (765) 420-0077.
How Can I Recover Losses from a Garage Fire?
Housefires damage every area of the home, including the garage. SERVPRO knows how to restore the damage.
SERVPRO is an Established Fire Damage Restoration Service for Lafayette Residents
Does fire restoration cover vehicles?
A fire in the garage of your Lafayette home could lead to smoke and odor on storage contents, tools, and your vehicle. Hot smokes naturally seek our cooler surfaces, which means, in a highly pressurized garage fire, you may find the interior of your car is odorous and coated in smoke residues. Some areas may be tough to clean since smoke residues can reside beneath dashboards, in the vents or door cavities. SERVPRO technicians can help to recover content losses by tackling odors efficiently and effectively.
How are vehicles restored after a fire?
- Take out any permanent fire damaged or destroyed parts of the interior and directly spray remaining surfaces with a water-based deodorant.
- Thoroughly ventilate the interior of the automobile using air-movers or venting fans.
- Clean the remaining parts of the car's interior before using a thermal fogger to clear any residual odors.
Are smoke residues challenging to remove from rubber?
Cleaning an automobile during fire damage restoration in your Lafayette home can be complicated due to the specific material construction. Rubber can respond negatively to many commonly used cleaning fluids and deodorants. To address rubbers, we can protect them using a dry silicone compound. After the rubber is sealed, SERVPRO crew chiefs can use an activated oxygen unit (ozone generator) to find further and eliminate any remaining odors.
What other areas of the home require specific restoration services?
- Attics can make effective deodorization challenging due to insulation and confined spaces.
- Rafters frequently attract temperature as well as smoke and often feature unfinished woods.
- Venting panels or other ductwork that are commonly be found in the home.
If your home requires specific restoration techniques, it is best to enlist a professional and avoid causing further harm to contents. Contact SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077.
Why Water Restoration and Recovery Are Vital for Lafayette Homes
No matter the source of your water loss, the SERVPRO team is always ready and waiting to remediate the emergency.
Our SERVPRO Team can Help with Efficient and Direct Water Removal, Drying, and Cleaning Services When You Need Them
Water emergencies can strike at any time, especially when you consider some extreme temperature fluctuations that we can expect for Lafayette and Tippecanoe County. We can record average temperatures of 17 degrees during the winter, far below the freezing threshold. Exposed and under-insulated pipes and fixtures can freeze and burst, causing substantial water damage scenarios for area homeowners.
When you consider water restoration companies near me in Lafayette, few are locally owned and operated outfits like our SERVPRO roster. With close to 100,000 residents between West Lafayette and Lafayette, there are no shortages for places to call home for someone looking to find a place to plant their roots. Unlike many areas in the United States, our region of Indiana sees all four seasons every year – including a spectacular array of colors when autumn sets in throughout the natural landscapes surrounding the city. It is no doubt why so many have acclaimed the beauty and allure of Purdue's campus in West Lafayette, as most students are beginning their college journeys in one of the most attractive times of the year for our Midwest locale.
The Arts of Tippecanoe County
Because the city plays host to one of the most well-known colleges in the country, the municipality has grown and evolved to suit the changing climate of trends and movements driven by young adults. As such, we have many art programs and organizations that promote the development and the education of these artists, beginning with a safe place to showcase their talents and motivators. Through structures like the Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art and the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, travelers and residents can see and experience this cultural staple throughout the year.
Annual festivals and fairs also showcase local talent and crafts. Many area artists look forward to presenting their work at events such as Art in the Park, Round the Fountain Art Fair, and the Mini Maker Faire of Greater Lafayette. The last of these is a huge event taking place at the end of March every year at the Lafayette Science Museum. Multiple exhibits display craftwork ranging from new inventions, science projects, artwork, music, and locally sourced food. While 2020's event was canceled because of the pandemic, the artisans and craftworkers' enthusiasm remains vibrant, and the fair is expected to make its return in 2021.
A College Town and More
Purdue University influences much of the development throughout West Lafayette by increasing the need for small shops and novelty locations throughout the campus districts. These areas' continued development and growth attract travelers to the region that do not wish to contend with the traffic and congestion of the Indianapolis metropolitan zone around 60 miles away. While Lafayette is the seat of Tippecanoe County, the city does not have the same towering presence as the capital of the state.
The University plays the most considerable role in Lafayette's economics through both gainful employments offered with positions at the school and the campus's impact on companies and shops throughout the neighboring areas. With hundreds of structures directly correlated to student housing, the campus, and educational centers, our SERVPRO team also becomes directly tied to the school with our fast and reliable response. This rapid response is valuable when hundreds of individuals can become impacted by the same loss event.
Every year, Purdue offers education to more than 40,000 students, much of which does not commute. For most of the year, this influx in students and city occupancy can increase revenues and help fund more beautification projects for the municipality. Students of Purdue and Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana help increase the popularity and success of annual festivals like the Feast of the Hunters' Moon, which celebrates the relationship of early French settlers and the Native Americans in late October.
A History Worth Preserving
Though we have only been a city since 1825, many of our region's structures are older. The town was named after the renowned General Marquis de Lafayette of the Revolutionary War. His tactical gifts allowed our greatly outmanned and outgunned colonists to fight for the freedoms that define America today. The area also has a rich culture and history with its original Native American occupants, including landmarks like Prophet's Rock.
We have designated areas of Lafayette devoted to the preservation and protection of properties with historical significance. The Upper Main Street Historic District is among these locations. It serves to maintain and upkeep famous buildings in our metropolitan area such as the Moses Fowler House, the James H. Ward House, and the Tippecanoe County Courthouse. These landmarks preserve our culture and history, dating back to French settlements along the Wabash River in the early 19th Century.
Intermingled with these attractive structures are symbols of Lafayette's growth and evolution, such as the shopping centers like Tippecanoe Mall or the medical facilities of Franciscan Health in the central and east areas of the city. Lafayette continues to be an attractive place to settle down because of the manufacturing facilities offering gainful employment for long-time residents and recent Ivy Tech and Purdue graduates, including Arconic, Wabash National, and Caterpillar.
Water Restoration You Can Count On
Even with the charm and allure of Lafayette, its nearly 100,000 residents are always at the mercy of possible water disasters. There are multiple ways that water disasters can come about, including:
- Frozen pipes
- Broken fixtures
- Aging plumbing
- Human error
- Malfunctioning appliances
Our SERVPRO team utilizes top-tier tools, beginning with our extractors, to manage water losses in your house. Appropriate mitigation tactics ensure that we reduce damages like structural deterioration, content degradation, and mold growth. Removing surface water often involves multiple tools, such as:
- Submersible pumps
- Wet vacuums
- Truck-mount extractors
With our prompt response to emergencies for mitigation and content recovery, our SERVPRO of Lafayette team can make water loss events "Like it never even happened." Call us today at (765) 420-0077.
Lafayette Neighbors Dive into the Holiday Season with a Candy Cane Tour at McCord Candies
The holidays in Lafayette are special! We enjoy taking part in festivities like the McCord Candy Tour.
Continue an Unforgettable, Sweet tradition with Your Closest Lafayette Friends
McCord Candies has been a staple on Main Street in Lafayette since 1912. Candies and confections created in a traditional sense offers an allure of nostalgia for area residents and captivate children of all ages. This holiday season, locals and travelers are encouraged to take a tour of the grounds and see some of the advancements of candy creations and some of the traditional approaches McCord Candies continues to do.
Not only do you get to participate in the process for yourself, but you also get to create a candy cane as a delicious keepsake. These tours happen on several dates, beginning November 13th. The candy shop also provides private tour experiences for groups of 12 or more for the same low cost as the open tours.
SERVPRO of Lafayette can help clean up businesses with stormwater removal strategies after disasters, including historic landmarks like McCord Candies. Contact us 24/7 at (765) 420-0077.