The NPA keeps a list of "Endangered Properties" in order to monitor structures throughout Noblesville that are in danger of demolition, structural damage, or are a hazard or concern to the public. We develop this list with input from NPA and community members. The list is intended to raise awareness of historic or significant properties which could be lost or demolished.
We look for any the following criteria when developing this list:
- Has the property been vacant for more than a year?
- Is it not owner/occupied?
- Is the yard overgrown and not maintained?
- Are trash or vermin present?
- Is it structurally unsafe?
- Have there been reports of misuse of the property (criminal activity, trespassing, etc.)?
- It is publicly slated/known to face demolishment/misuse?
NPA may then take any of the following steps to proactively assist in improving the situation:
- Pursue a meeting with the owner
- Offer assistance or adaptive reuse ideas to owner
- Educate the membership and media on the significance of the historic property
635 Sheridan Road
This farmhouse is listed in the Indiana Historic Sites & Structures Inventory as a contributing example of a 19th century Noblesville farmhouse. Built around 1870, it is one of the few remaining examples in Noblesville of I-House style farmhouses constructed around this time period. The house also features classic Italianate details.
15290 S. Allisonville Road
This home sits on a large lot and is a nice example of a “Bedford Stone” Mid-Century home
1008 Logan Street
Former gas station, Edsel Dealership, Ledger (local newspaper) office and restaurant.
1135 Conner St.
This home has both historical and architectural significance. It is listed in the Indiana Historic Sites & Structures Inventory of Hamilton County as a notable example of Colonial Revival architecture. It is also part of the Conner St. National Register Historic District. The home was built in 1921 by Albert Craycraft, a prominent Noblesville businessman.
East Pleasant Street
This property is listed in the Indiana Historic Sites & Structures Inventory as a notable example of a late 19th Century farmstead. The Italianate style I-house was built in 1873 by Mr. Rawlins, a Pennsylvania carpenter. The farm was owned by Elias Gascho. It originally stood along Hwy. 37, in the approximate location of Kahlo Jeep.
1154 Maple Avenue
This brick home was listed in the Indiana Historic Sites & Structures Inventory for its contributing architecture. It is an example of a turn of the century Free Classic style home.
16810 Hazel Dell Road
This is one of Noblesville’s last remaining brick schoolhouses. It was built in 1892. The building is constructed in a vernacular Italianate style, with a 2 room T-plan layout. Besides educating students, the school served as the meeting place of the Hazel Dell Community Club.
15995 River Ave.
A nice example of a vernacular Italianate-style farmhouse, with intact outbuildings and an intact historic barn. The farmhouse was built in 1886, and sits on 2 acres of land.
This beautiful old gym has served the community for years, first as the NHS gym, and most recently as the Boys and Girls Club. This building is significant, not only because of its history within the community and its beauty, but also because of its place within this residential neighborhood.
19654 Promise Road
These two properties were originally part of one large, early Hamilton County farmstead built c. 1865. The barn is one of the last extant Schweitzer bank barns and the I-House farmhouse is complete with an intact summer kitchen. According to the Interim Report at one time the property also included a drive-thru corncrib and sheds. This farmstead is significant.
Site of the first county courthouse, prominent downtown corner and nice Victorian home which was owned from c. 1907-1950’s by Charles and Katherine Kraft.
1515 N. Allisonville Road
This gorgeous, stately Gothic Revival home was built circa 1870 by prominent Noblesville citizen and Civil War officer, Major William A. Wainwright, and his wife Hannah. Wainwright started the Wainwright Bank in Noblesville. The home is perhaps the finest extant example of Gothic Revival architecture in Noblesville.