Welcome to the Noblesville Preservation Alliance
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FOORS WIN THE 2014 DENZEL HUFFORD GARDEN AWARD
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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

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

PLEASE JOIN US
FOR OUR
2015 ANNUAL MEETING DINNER
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28
THE VILLE
CORNER OF 1OTH AND LOGAN ST.
COCKTAILS 6:30,
DINNER 7pm
PROGRAM 8pm

BUY TICKETS HERE

2015 NPA Annual Meeting Dinner

     

  

OR PAY WITH CASH, CREDIT CARD OR CHECK
AT THE DOOR.
IF YOU CHOOSE TO PAY AT THE DOOR, PLEASE RSVP HERE.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING ANNOUNCMENT ABOUT PROPOSED NEW BOARD CANDIDATES:

To: Members of the Noblesville Preservation Alliance
From:
Geoff Odle, President
Re:Candidates for 2015 Board of Directors

 The 2015 Nominating CommitteePete Lapitsky (Chair), Krista Bocko and Dottie Young—is responsible for submitting a ballot to the membership, listing willing candidates for election to the Board of Directors, no less than 20 days prior to the annual meeting, which is February 28th.

 You should have already received your invitation to the annual meeting. If you can’t make it but would like to vote, or write-in a candidate, you are welcome to fill in a ballot and mail it, by February 18th , 2015, to Lauren Parker, Secretary, NPA, P.O. Box 632, Noblesville, IN 46061 or e-mail your vote to laurengparker@yahoo.com

BALLOTS CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE BALLOT TAB ON OUR HOME PAGE

 We are fortunate this year to have a slate of 6 candidates which, if elected, will bring our Board of Directors up to the maximum of 15 members. We will take a voice vote at the annual meeting.

 THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE SUBMITS THE FOLLOWING SLATE OF WILLING CANDIDATES (in alphabetical order by last name)

Jeanne Clark: Jeanne has been an NPA member since at least 2002. Many of those years she has volunteered for the Historic Home Tour, usually as a guide and once as a house captain. When she tried to volunteer as a house captain again, she got talked into being a tour homeowner instead—with her home being the “as-is” house on the tour. (It was great fun once the tour actually started—although it was a lot of work to get there! She would recommend being a tour homeowner to anyone.)Jeanne feels fortunate to live in Noblesville, with its county-seat bustle, community, arts activities and historic charm. She enjoys walking around Noblesville and admiring the buildings and gardens of the city.
Jeanne has lived in Noblesville since 1985 and has owned her 115-year-old home since 1991. She moved here from Peru, Indiana, to work at Conner Prairie, which she did for 8-10 years. Since then she has worked at Macmillan Computer Publishing (now part of Penguin) and JIST Publishing as an indexer, proofreader, and editor. She currently works at Anthem as a technical writer and document manager. In her off time, Jeanne is interested in all sorts of history, medieval and black powder re-creation, genealogy, photography, and textile handwork.

 Adam Cloud: I would like to be considered for a position on the NPA Board.  My wife Nikki and I moved to Noblesville almost 6 years ago because we loved the historic character that Noblesville offered.  At the time I owned my own business working in new home construction, and thought it would be a fun venture to use my talents to buy and restore one of the old houses in Noblesville.  Over the past six years we have completed numerous projects inside and outside the house to help return it to her former glory.  During a number of projects we would uncover some neat little trinkets.  I tend to believe that the house was thanking us for taking care of it.  To me that is only one of the benefits of preserving the historic character of Noblesville. Little did I know how much Noblesville had to offer besides unique old houses.  Over the years we have created countless relationships with our neighbors throughout the downtown area.  We all share a common interest in preserving the historic areas of Noblesville, therefore it is easy to create great friendships.  I think the vibrancy of downtown Noblesville is a hidden gem not known by many of the residents of Hamilton County.  There is always something happening on the square, Forest Park, or at a neighbor’s house.  The best part is everything is walking distance. Please consider me for the NPA Board.  I have a passion and respect for the historic character of Noblesville and would like to help spread that amongst the residents of Noblesville.  I have both professional and personal experiences that can help make the NPA even better than it today.

 John Gilmore: I have been invited and would be interested in taking a position on your board. I own a historic building on Logan St. It is the old Christ Lutheran Church and formerly a WWI army barracks from Ohio moved to Noblesville and dedicated in April of 1938. I am doing business in this building as The Logan Street Sanctuary. I have received help and guidance from members of NPA in my efforts to restore/renovate this building.   I have a great respect for your hard work in preserving historic downtown Noblesville and surrounding areas. I am very proud of historic downtown Noblesville and would be happy to join your efforts. I am also on the Noblesville Arts Council and an affiliate of Nickel Plate Arts Organization.

Anita Landress & Brian Landress: Originally from south Florida, my husband Brian and I transferred here from Charlotte, NC, after he accepted an IT Director position at Ingersoll Rand (now Allegion), in Carmel, IN. I am currently a housewife/project manager who loves to decorate using previously owned treasures, with a background in office management, purchasing, golf, electronics, manufacturing, banking and catering.  My father also taught me so much by giving me a lot of hands-on experience in all aspects of home building, remodeling, manufacturing and automobile mechanics. We had just finished our basement in Charlotte and were very pleased with the results, (Not an older home) when we got very courageous and decided to look for a project home, and came across the Hamilton County Youth Center, Queen Anne Style Victorian. It made me feel like I was in my Grandmother’s house, with the wavy floors, creakiness and the steep stairs going down into the creepy cellar. Little did we know that these “cool” features were going to cost us so much to correct. We both had vision and excitingly purchased our historic home near Noblesville Square last October. Needless to say, we have learned so much from our historic renovation/remodel experience. In hindsight, our basement was a piece of cake in comparison. What a difference in the challenges of a 122 year old home and a brand new home! Our motto is “Do it right or don’t do it at all”. This is proving to be a very expensive motto! We pretty much gutted the home, taking down many walls that had been added over the years,  removing the drop ceilings, which were hiding amazing tin ceilings, completely rewiring, re-plumbing and correcting many structural & safety issues, while trying to preserve as many of the original features as possible. We were able to save quite a bit of money by incorporating many items that we found at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.  My husband drew up the original plans and I have been acting as contractor on our project, pulling my own permits and hiring local tradesmen to do most of the work which we were not able to do ourselves or did not have the time to do.  I was very flattered when my subcontractors told me that I know more about building than most any other home owner that they have ever dealt with. Even though it needs much more work to put our Humpty Dumpty back together again, and after almost a year, we were finally able to move into our home this month. It is discouraging that it is not completely finished, but at the same time very satisfying & exciting to see the progress that we have made to restore this beauty to some of her former glory. My husband and I love that fact that Noblesville is so active in preserving the historic elements in our town and so honored to do our part. We realize that this doesn’t happen on its own and without people that care about these things. It would be so sad to see the area become run down & lose home values as so many other older cities have done. I would be pleased if you would consider me, or my husband and myself, to serve on the NPA Board and allow us to possibly bring some new ideas to the table.

 Maggie Owens: Maggie Kleinhenn Owens is a first grade teacher for Noblesville Schools.  Passionate about Noblesville and Old Town, Maggie and her husband Chris, Director of Noblesville Main Street, live in a Sears and Roebuck home in Old Town.    Maggie is a graduate of Noblesville High School (2001), Purdue University (2005) and received her Masters in Education from Indiana Wesleyan in 2010.  Maggie and Chris have 2 children, Wyatt (3) and Caroline (1).  Maggie has been on the Board of Directors for Ovar’Coming Together as well as Purdue Alumni of Indianapolis. 

 If you can’t make it to the meeting but would like to vote or write-in a candidate, you are welcome to fill in a ballot and mail it, by February 18th, 2015, to:

 Lauren Parker, Secretary, NPA, P.O. Box 632, Noblesville, IN 46061 OR by e-mail at  
laurengparker@yahoo.com
                              

Ballots can be downloaded from the ballot tab on our home page.

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

The Noblesville Preservation Alliance announces
The Twelve Houses of Christmas 
voting results:

The balloting from our 3rd Annual Historic Neighborhood Holiday Lights Tour is in and the NPA is pleased to share the following results:

1st Place: 1330 N. 10th St.
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  2nd: 1493 Conner St.
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  3rd: 1640 S. 9th St.
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 Honorable Mention: 1210 Conner St.
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 Congratulations to each of our winners and our humble thanks to everyone who worked so hard to help make this year's event another Holiday success! 

The Noblesville Preservation Alliance also wishes to again 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.