Stop the demolition of 1014 South Street
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This is a petition to express formal opposition to the demolition of the historic home at 1014 South Street in Lafayette, Indiana by the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lafayette in Indiana.
Constructed in 1884 for local resident Meyer Rose (1830-1915), the brick and masonry home at 1014 South Street is an outstanding local example of the Italianate style, and is particularly notable for the exquisitely detailed door and window surrounds with floral motifs. The property is historically intact, surrounded by an original wrought iron fence and including a period carriage house at the back of the property. A partner in a local cigar factory, Meyer Rose was a prominent and influential member of Lafayette's early Jewish community. The home is listed as a contributing structure within the St. Mary Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001; its preservation is important to maintaining the historic integrity of the St. Mary Neighborhood.
The historic structure is currently owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lafayette in Indiana, who recently unveiled plans to demolish the historic home on behalf of the nearby Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception.
The home at 1014 South Street is both historically and architecturally significant to the Lafayette community, and worthy of preservation and protection from demolition. We collectively request the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lafayette in Indiana to cease the planned demolition of the historic structure, and to work with the local community to ensure the landmark's preservation into the future.
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