Community Historic Project Support

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The mission of Community Historic Project Support, or CHiPS, is to highlight the affairs of West Lafayette’s heritage through the identification and acquisition of significant historical properties throughout the West Lafayette community. A nominating committee will put forth 12-20 members for approval by the mayor. The CHiPS committee will be responsible for handling the details of identifying projects, and advising the City and other stakeholders on how to best implement those projects.

 The current focus of CHiPS is the restoration of the charming yet dilapidated 1903 fieldstone caretaker cottage at Grand View Cemetery. We are investing in a valuable facet of our City’s heritage and we need your help. Please consider a donation of any amount to this worthy cause, and help spread the word!

 To donate, please visit, and place your donation amount in the CHiPS box.

Caretakers Cottage

Looking for to learn more about this undertaking? We have the event for you!

Mark your calendar for Sunday, October 22nd from 1 to 3 PM for the City of the Dead Cemetery Walk!

You’ll have the opportunity to hear tales about the lives of some of the 4,400 people buried at Grand View, enjoy refreshments, and receive more information about the plans for the revitalization of the caretaker’s cottage. Please park on the streets across Salisbury and cross Salisbury to join us, any time between 1 and 3 PM!

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