Welcome to the Noblesville Preservation Alliance

THIS YEAR'S ANNUAL HISTORIC HOME TOUR SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 20. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS


FOORS WIN THE 2014 DENZEL HUFFORD GARDEN AWARD
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS


VIEW OUR LATEST RESTORATION VIDEO:

HISTORIC DOORS: RESTORATION  & PRESERVATION



VIEW 2014 HOMEOWNER FACADE GRANT RECIPIENTS
FACADE GRANTS



DOWNLOAD OUR 2013 ANNUAL REPORT HERE
NPA_Annual_Report_2013_Final_Web.pdf
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Get Involved!

NPA is a grassroots organization of committed local citizens who contibute their time and talent to make Noblesville a better place.  

We need your help. NPA is only successful when its membership is involved, engaged, and enthusiastic.

Please help us by joining a committee. We offer many opportunities. Volunteers do the work on our annual Historic Home Tour, judge our Garden Contest and our Facade Grant program. Perhaps you have particular expertise, or are just willing to dive in and assist with making success happen. It only takes a few hours a month and you will meet some terrific people.

Contact NPA anytime if you are interested in participating on a committee, or if you have comments or questions. Thank you in advance for helping NPA strengthen its community impact through positive impact.


317-462-1NPA
info@noblesvillepreservation.com

Century Plaque application

How to research your home's history

Denzel Hufford Garden Award application

NPA Membership Application

 Promoting the preservation of historic homes, neighborhoods and resources to enhance the quality of life in Noblesville

Noblesville Preservation Alliance presents
The Twelve Houses of Christmas 

3rd Annual Historic Neighborhood Holiday Lights Tour
Opening Night December 5, 2014Ÿ 6-9pm

(Event continues nightly 6-9pm, December 5 through December 31, 2014)

 
As sleigh bells start to ring and dreams of a white Christmas begin to form, Noblesville Preservation Alliance (NPA) ushers in the holiday season with our annual holiday tour. The tour’s opening night is December 5th from 6-9 pm and will continue each night through December 31st. Bring your friends and family for a self-guided tour of the beautiful historic town of Noblesville, then vote for your favorites while supporting NPA preservation efforts.

 

Maps are available after December 1st at:

Nickel Plate Arts (107 S. 8th St.)
Hamilton County Historical Society/Sheriff’s Residence (810 Conner St.)
Noble Coffee and Tea (933 Conner St.)
Animal Arts (998 N 10th St)

 

Votes for your favorite home can be cast at Nickel Plate Arts, Hamilton County Historical Society/Sheriff’s Residence and online at www.noblesvillepreservation.com

The holiday season is one of the most beautiful times to visit Noblesville. The historic architecture, featuring gingerbread millwork, wrap around porches, graceful columns and Victorian turrets is truly enhanced by holiday lights. Private homes and historic buildings will be decorated for the season. People may walk or drive the tour and enjoy the candlelit streets and brightly decorated homes…listen to the great old Christmas carols and hear the laughter of the children as they whisper to St. Nick – and maybe for a few short hours, return to a time of Christmases past.

The opening reception is free and open to the public. It will be held on Friday, December 5th, 6-9 pm at the Judge Stone House on the campus of Nickel Plate Arts at 107 S. 8th St. This will be a great opportunity to meet people within the community and NPA. It will be a festive night in Noblesville, with lots of family-friendly activities throughout the downtown area.

Through exhaustive research, Noblesville’s historic core neighborhoods have been divided into “Zones of Significance.” These zones tell the story of Noblesville’s development and have many distinct cultural, historical and architectural features. Twelve Residential homes will represent some of the different zones or historical districts in NPA’s 3rd Annual “12 Houses of Christmas – Historic Neighborhood Holiday Lights Tour.” The twelve featured homes for this year’s tour will be publicized after the maps are available to the public on December 1st

.  The Zones of Significance are: 

 Pioneer Homestead      Johnstown      Plum Prairie      Central Square      Gilded Age      New Frontier     Midland      Old 2nd Ward     Old 1st Ward      Lincoln Park      Broadview Manor Gentleman Farmer’s      Federal Hill

In addition to homes within Old Town Noblesville’s historic districts, NPA welcomes community businesses to celebrate the holiday season with us by decorating their storefront/property festively. Participating businesses in Old Town will be recognized on NPA's “Twelve Houses of Christmas – Historic Neighborhood Holiday Lights” map as a driving tour featured location.

Featured Businesses:

  1. Birdie Gallery (Hamilton County Artist’s Association) in Pioneer Homestead District (195 S. 5th St.)
  2. Center Stage Vintage Guitars in Plum Prairie District (988 S. 10th St.)
  3. Santa House in Central Square District (downtown, courthouse square)
  4. Adriene’s Floral and Gifts in Gilded Age District (1249 Conner St.)
  5. Box Pack and Ship in Gilded Age District (1592 Conner St.)
  6. Animal Arts in  Old First Ward District (998 N 10th St)

The Noblesville Preservation Alliance wishes to thank our generous event sponsors, who include:

FRONT DOOR – IDI Composites International.

FRONT PORCH – Community Bank, Riverview Health, Smith's Jewelers,

Hipstoric Noblesville.

GOOD NEIGHBOR – Logan St. Signs and Banners, Noblesville Ace Hardware

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Our Story

 

 Goals:

  • Identifying, protecting and maintaining the integrity of historic structures and neighborhoods
  • Encouraging the process whereby all municipal action reflects a policy of preservation
  • Cultivating and expanding the appreciation of historic resources in Noblesville

Success Stories:

  • Published the 10 most endangered structures list.
  • Saved the Craig House and Essington House, a milliner's house, at 208 W. 9th Street, est. 1891, from demolition.
  • Saved the historic Holliday Power Plant in Riverwood.
  • Provided funding for tuck pointing work for Noblesville First Presbyterian Church restoration project.
  • Affiliate member of Historic Landmarks of Indiana and member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
  • Recognized local citizens and businesses each year with the Josiah Durfee Award for preservation efforts.
  • Obtained funding for Noblesville's four National Historic Registered districts on Conner, Logan and Ninth Streets, obtaining signage for these districts.
  • Supported the efforts of NPA members who bought and restored historic structures.
  • Played a role in the creation of Noblesville’s Historic Preservation Commission, established by the city and continue to support its work.