2001 marks the 15th birthday of the Historic Ninth Street Hill Neighborhood Association, a Lafayette neighborhood known for its friendliness and its enthusiastic community spirit.
A Dream of Revitalization
The association was formed in 1986 after a group of residents met to discuss garbage and the deterioration of properties on Ninth Street Hill. Residents wanted to revitalize their old neighborhood... and the rest is history!
Neighborliness is the Key
The neighborhood association is comprised of all residents of Ninth Street Hill and several of its adjoining streets. The emphasis is on neighborhood. Tenant, home owner, past resident, landlord - all are welcomed. Neighbors enjoying each other and continually celebrating a grand old street is the cornerstone of this dynamic neighborhood association.
Community Spirit and Involvement
"Hillers" are known for their community spirit through association events such as the yearly Holiday Luminaria Display and "A Festooned Fourth" display of flags. Their annual "Spirit of the Hill" award recognizes others in Lafayette who have improved the quality of life in older neighborhoods. And, wherever citizens gather to discuss or support civic and historic preservation events and issues, representatives of the Ninth Street Hill neighborhood will be found!
Ninth Street Hill was the recipient of the prestigious Servaas Award by Historic Landmarks of Indiana, recognizing the group's success in marshalling public support of historic preservation. The association won the local Marquis de Lafayette award for neighborhood spirit and beautification and is Lafayette's first residential local historic district, complete with a historical marker erected by the State of Indiana. The Historic Ninth Street Hill neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.