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Promoting the preservation of historic homes, neighborhoods and resources to enhance the quality of life in Noblesville
NPA is proud to take part in the effort to save one our county's oldest homes:
HELP US MOVE THE KINCAID HOUSE
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (August 22, 2014) – Nickel Plate Arts and the Noblesville Preservation Alliance ARE teamING up to create “Help Move the Kincaid House,” a crowdsourcing campaign, to raise funds to relocate the historic Kincaid House in Fishers, Ind., so it can begin a new life as a focal point along I-69.
"The Noblesville Preservation Alliance is making history by saving history,” said Ailithir McGill, Nickel Plate Arts’ director. “After partnering with them to save the Judge Stone House in Noblesville, we’re excited to work together again to give this Hamilton County historical landmark a new home.”
The total cost of moving the house Is estimated at $115,000, which includes site preparation and transportation for the 0.4 mile journey across 106th Street to two acres of land on the west side of Navient’s Fishers campus. Navient donated the parcel of land August 15 as a permanent location for the house if funds could be raised to relocate it.
Tax-deductible donations will be accepted at http://movethekincaidhouse.org beginning August 22. The campaign ends September 30.
To kick off “Help Move the Kincaid House,” Thompson Thrift, the owner/developer of the house’s current home, provided a lead gift of $20,000. As additional incentive, Hamilton County Tourism announced it will match new public donations up to $45,000.
If the fundraising campaign is successful, the concrete footings for the historic home will be poured and the move planned for later this fall. An early architectural sketch of how the house could be located on the Navient property is attached. In addition to its role in saving the Kincaid House, Indiana Landmarks provided a $2,500 grant to determine landscaping and construction options for the property once it is relocated. Peterson Architecture of Noblesville donated additional in-kind hours for the architectural rendering.
Hamilton County Tourism is teaming up with Nickel Plate Arts and the Noblesville Preservation Alliance to lead a feasibility study to determine the best use of the house and land once the move has taken place. During the fundraising campaign, the public can provide ideas for the future use of the house at the “Help Move the Kincaid House” website.
“We’re grateful for the community support that is rallying behind the house,” said Mike Corbett, Noblesville Preservation Alliance treasurer. “Without involvement from Nickel Plate Arts, Hamilton County Tourism, Navient, Indiana Landmarks and Thompson Thrift, Hamilton County would have lost a major piece of history.”
The final ownership, management and development of both the property and the house itself will be determined once the feasibility study is completed.
Navient to donate land for Kincaid House relocation
Fishers, Ind., August 15, 2014– Noblesville Preservation Alliance and local employer Navient announced today that the company plans to donate two acres of land on the west side of its Fishers campus for the relocation of the historic Kincaid House.
“Navient has been part of the fabric of the Fishers community for more than two decades,” said Jon Kroehler, senior vice president, Navient. “We are honored to help preserve a part of its history by providing the Kincaid House with the land for a permanent home.
Navient is the nation’s leading loan management, servicing and asset recovery company. In Indiana, Navient employs about 2,300 Hoosiers; more than 1,400 work in Fishers.
The Kincaid House, a 153-year-old farm house situated at the corner of 106th Street and Kincaid Drive, was scheduled for demolition June 9. With urging from Indiana Landmarks and the Noblesville Preservation Alliance, development and construction company Thompson Thrift quickly agreed to delay its plans to provide time for local organizations including the Noblesville Preservation Alliance, Indiana Landmarks and the Town of Fishers to consider options to relocate the house instead. Thompson Thrift then offered to contribute additional funds to the expense of moving the house, if a new site could be found.
With the land donation, Noblesville Preservation Alliance is now focused on raising the funds needed to move the Kincaid House from its current location to Navient’s campus on USA Parkway this fall.
“We are halfway to saving the Kincaid House, thanks to Navient’s generous land donation,” said Mike Corbett, Noblesville Preservation Alliance treasurer. “In the coming days and weeks, we will determine a budget and plan to move this historic farmhouse as soon as possible.”
Navient and the Kincaid house are nearly neighbors. The house will need to travel less than a mile to its future home between Interstate 69 and Navient’s 470,000-square foot facility.
The Kincaid House is an Italianate-style farmhouse built by the Peter Flanagan family in 1861 from clay bricks made on-site. The house was more recently owned by Dan Kincaid, a descendant of Loma E. Kincaid, the founder of L.E. Kincaid Meat Market in Indianapolis, before Thompson Thrift acquired the house and property in 2013. The property was once owned by General Thomas Armstrong Morris, a key force in the building of Indiana’s railroad system, canal system and state capital.
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About Noblesville Preservation Alliance
The Noblesville Preservation Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes the preservation of historic homes, neighborhoods and resources to enhance the quality of life in Noblesville. Learn more at www.noblesvillepreservation.com.
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Navient: Nikki Lavoie, 302-283-4057, firstname.lastname@example.org
Noblesville Preservation Alliance: Mike Corbett, 317-774-7747, email@example.com