Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
By Bruce Walter
(Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana)
 My 5  P.M.  appointment was an Exotic Septuagenarian, and did she ever take me for a ride.     My recent 5 PM appointment was a brief break from real estate as the Collings Foundation stopped off at the Purdue University Airport in West Lafayette, Indiana to give the community a chance to view and even ride some living history from World War II:  three bombers and perhaps the most beautiful fighter plane ever built. My 5 pm appointment was a ride in the B-25 Mitchell medium bomber best known for its desperate and one way mission in April 1942 in the famous Doolittle Raid over Tokyo.The raid did little damage but it was a huge moral builder during a desperate time when Japan was unstoppable in its Pacific conquests.   The B-25 bombers and their crews accomplished more than they would ev...
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By Sharon & Bruce Walter, West Lafayette homes for sale
(Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN)
  Purdue University Memorial Mall    Tree Toppers     The Purdue University Memorial Mall in West Lafayette is just west of the two most visited buildings by students:  The Purdue Memorial Union and the Library.  The Memorial Mall is a wonderful green space for students to study or relax in the sun or shade amid the beauty of the carefully manicured grounds. The steeple is part of University Hall one of the oldest buildings on campus and my favorite building on the Purdue Campus in West Lafayette, as it was home to the History Department!
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By Sharon & Bruce Walter, West Lafayette homes for sale
(Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN)
    Purdue University Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts   Silver Bow   Silver Bow is an equine statue made of vines and is located at the south east portion of the Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts.  This work of art appears to be grazing on native grass, and is located just east of the Brickhead Conversations works of art.  
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By Sharon & Bruce Walter, West Lafayette homes for sale
(Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN)
    Purdue University Pao Hall Brickhead Conversations   On the south entrance to the Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts Center at the Purdue University Campus is a striking pair of masonry statues titled, BRICKHEAD CONVERSATIONS.  They are separated by a small plaza encircled with limestone bench seating and when you get close to the statues you can hear the sound of BIRDS chirping inside the brickheads.   Golly, is the artist saying that we are birdbrains????   Disclosure:  The author of this blog did NOT major in art at Purdue University so absolutely ignore any attempts at artistic interpretations made here in this post.  (What do you expect from  someone who earned majors and minors in:  US History, Health Eductation, Physical Education, Economics, and Drivers Education???)   I...
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By Sharon & Bruce Walter, West Lafayette homes for sale
(Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN)
    Purdue University Brickhead Conversations   On the south side of the Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts Building is a very interesting work of art called "Brickhead Conversations".  It is quite striking.    As you sit down around the brickhead on the limestone seating you hear sounds.   You look around in the trees and then the ornamental grass.     You hear the sound again but it is not coming from the trees as you would expect, the sounds are coming from within the work of art.   Then you realize that the sound of chirping birds is coming within the brick head.     Tomorrow I will show who the Brickhead is conversing with.   Do you feel like you are banging your head against a brick wall trying to find a West Lafayette home for sale near Purdue University for your son or daugh...
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By Sharon & Bruce Walter, West Lafayette homes for sale
(Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN)
    Purdue University Agricultural Mall   What would you name this statue?   The Purdue University Agricultural Mall is south of State Street and is home to a monolithic statue that many Purdue Students never see as it is at the south end of campus.  If you were on a campus panel naming this statue or work of art what would you call it?  (No fair with the response, "UGLY" as it is already taken by me!)   Looking for your own vacant land for sale on State Street in West Lafayette, Indiana by Purdue University to build your own statue or apartment/commercial complex catering to Purdue Students and Staff?  Contact Sharon Walter  765-426-5343  for more information!   Search West Lafayette Real Estate Market Homes for Sale  
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By Bruce Walter
(Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana)
            PURDUE UNIVERSITY:  BEERING HALL  Beering Hall is located on the central campus at Purdue University and is home to the liberal arts progam at Purdue.   Future teachers know this building quite well as they have spent many hours taking Education classes to prepare them for a future career in education in our nation's schools.Beering Hall is named in honor of  former Purdue University president Stephen Beering.
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