Morton Community Center **UNDER RENOVATION BEGINNING 12/17/2018**

  • Office
    765-775-5120
  • Office Fax
    765-775-5123
  • Hours
    Monday-Friday - 8 am - 9:30 pm; Saturday - 9 am - 3 pm; Sunday - Closed
  • Physical Address Address Map Marker
    Physical Address
    1200 N Salisbury St
    West Lafayette, IN 47906

About This Location

Morton Center

**MORTON COMMUNITY CENTER IS CLOSED FOR RENOVATION BEGINNING 12/17/2018.  ALL MORTON ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN MOVED TO 1200 N. SALISBURY ST. (FORMERLY THE HAPPY HOLLOW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL).**

For additional information contact Morton Staff at 775-5120.  

** History of the site of Morton Community Center, formerly Morton School, is part of the original town of Kingston, platted in 1855.  the original plat shows a "school lot" at the southwest corner of Salisbury and North Streets.  Five different schools occupied this site prior to the construction of the existing building.  The first Morton School was built on the school lot in 1892.  This two story brick and stone building was named after the Indiana Civil War governor, Oliver P. Morton, and was the only continually used public elementary school in West Lafayette until the second quarter of the Twentieth Century.  The current structure was designed in 1929 by Lafayette architect Walter Scholer Sr. in a Classical Revival style that was deemed the most appropriate image for public buildings, particularly those structures associated with knowledge, learning or the arts.  Old Morton School was razed in 1930 to make space for the development of the playground for the new facilities.  In the spring of that year, the children plated elm trees around the block.  Morton remained the only West Lafayette elementary school until 1955 when Burstfield School opened. The school was closed in 1985 as part of a plan to cope with declining enrollments and system-wide financial difficulties, after operating as a school for 55 years.  

Amenities

  • Electricity
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Drinking Fountain