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Lafayette Flats’ official Historian, Carl McLaughlin, has been researching the history of our building and in this entry, he looks at the Bank of Fayette (for which our building was originally build to house) and one of its key employees. The Bank of Fayette moved into the Malcolm Building (today’s Lafayette Flats) in 1906.  Joseph […]

More from Lafayette Flat official historian, Carl McLaughlin: As mentioned in my first blog entry, Antonio Gros Janutolo was awarded the contract for the building of the “Stone Building” (Lafayette Flats) by Dr. M.M. Malcolm in August 1904. Antonio began his life in America as an immigrant Italian but became a naturalized citizen in September […]

Carl McLaughlin, the official historian of Lafayette Flats, with owners Shawn and Amy. Editor’s Note: Amy’s dad, Carl McLaughlin, is the official historian of Lafayette Flats. While Carl has a Master’s Degree in Counseling, his Bachelor’s Degree is in History from West Virginia Institute of Technology. He recently retired from a career in the Juvenile Probation Department […]

Our closing is set for next Friday. Most of the difficult details are tied down, some tighter than others, but it seems manageable. Once we close, the work will turn from mental to physical, but we’re ready for it. Meanwhile, Amy’s dad, Carl, is fast becoming the official historian of Lafayette Flats. One of the […]

The building that will soon become Lafayette Flats is known officially as the Malcolm Building. It is a contributing structure in Fayetteville’s Historic District and is itself on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1906 to house the Fayette Bank (now located on the opposite end of the block) and has […]


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