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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.


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Promoting the preservation of historic homes, neighborhoods and resources to enhance the quality of life in Noblesville!
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 Noblesville Preservation Alliance 
Presents
 The 29th Annual
 
Noblesville Tour of
Historic Homes

                   
Saturday, September 19th, 2015

10 am-5 pm, rain or shine

“Enjoy exclusive access to some of historic Noblesville's most outstanding private residences and cultural sites.”

 Life will soon return to a more leisurely pace as it does each year for the Noblesville Tour of Historic Homes. 

During this year’s event, 8 private residences and cultural sites will open their doors to visitors looking to get a glimpse of history and an appreciation for our downtown and the people that care for these historic properties. 

The tour is walkable and bikable. Plan to eat lunch at one of our great restaurants as you enjoy your day downtown.

This year's featured homes are:

 1. 810 Conner Street: Sheriff's Residence (Hamilton County Historical Society) The Sheriff's Residence is also the TOUR HEADQUARTERS
2. 1448 Clinton Street: Marcum Home

3. 1408 Logan Street: Dillon Home 

4. 1057 Logan Street: Kenley/Younce Home 

5. 147 S. 10th Street: Jourdan Home  

6. 398 S. 11th Street: Karst-Wasson Home 

7. 759 S. 11th Street: Siminski Home 

8. 840 S. 9th Street: Augustson Home 

This years special events include:

* Historic Flagler Car Tour (Indiana Transportation Museum): Tour free with Home Tour ticket. Times- 10 am-5 pm. Location- downtown at 8th and Conner St.

* Old Mill Festival (Noblesville Main Street): Times- 9 am-4 pm. Location- downtown on the courthouse square

* Old Engine #521 (Noblesville Fire Department): Come see one of Noblesville’s original fire engines, a 1935 American la France, unique for its two separate ignitions. Times-10 am-5pm. Location- downtown firehouse at S. 8th and Maple Ave.

* Abstract (Nickel Plate Arts): Come see this community exhibit of a variety of “abstract” artwork created by local artists. Nickel Plate Arts gallery and studio spaces are in the historic Judge Stone House (on the National Register of Historic Places) and the Stephenson Home. Times- 10 am-5 pm. Location- 107 S. 8th St. (Nickel Plate Arts Campus)

* Ice Cream and Cookie Social and church tours (First Presbyterian Church of Noblesville): Come enjoy old-fashioned treats and tour this beautiful, historic church. Cost- FREE. Times- 10 am-5 pm. Location- 1207 Conner St.

* Noblesville author book signings and literary readings: Come meet some of our local authors. Locations-Susan Crandall at Sheriff’s Residence (810 Conner), Kurt Meyer at Jourdan Home (147 S. 10th St.) and Bill Kenley at Kenley/Younce Home (1057 Logan St.)

* Tour Rest Stop/Open House (Logan Street Sanctuary): Come take a rest during the tour in this historic old church which now plays host as gallery space and recital space to painters, potters, poets, singers/songwriters. Times- 10 am-5 pm. Location- 1274 Logan St.

Tickets
$10 advance sale tickets are available at: HCHS/Sheriff's Residence
Hamilton County Museum of History
Logan Village Mall
Old Picket Fence Antiques, Home Decor and Gifts
Noble Coffee and Tea
Mr. G's Liquors

Or purchase online here:

Tickets can also be purchased on the day of the tour for $12. Day of the tour tickets can be bought at The Hamilton County Museum of History/Sheriff’s Residence on the downtown square (810 Conner St.) AND at The Presbyterian Church (1207 Conner St.)

Our Sponsors:

Front Door:

IDI Composites International



Front Porch:


Noblesville Main Street/Hipstoric Noblesville
      
 
Riverview Health
 
Smiths Jewelers

      
       Front Step:        
Classic Home Renovations 
   

Kroger


G. MacInnis Construction 
   
 
Noblesville Family Chiropractic
 
Good Neighbor:
Logan Street Signs & Banners
Hare Chevrolet
Holt Legal Group
Noblesville Chamber of Commerce
Delk's Antiques and Collectables
Edward Jones
MacInnis Construction
   

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DENZEL HUFFORD GARDEN AWARD CONTEST

All Noblesville residents are warmly invited to participate in the Annual NPA Denzel Hufford Garden Contest. There are two categories in which a winner will be selected. The Novice Garden is one which is one to five years old. The Mature Garden is six years of age or older. The winners will each receive an outdoor garden marker to proudly display along with a cash award. A runner up from each category will each receive a gift certificate to Garden Thyme at The Old School House. The awards are made possible by an anonymous NPA family with NPA matching funds.

The judges include a Denzel Hufford family member, a Hamilton County Master Gardener, a Noblesville Preservation Alliance member, a member of Keep Noblesville Beautiful, and a winner from last year’s contest. Judging will be scheduled, weather permitting, between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM, July 6th, through the 11th.  If at all possible, we would like the gardener to be home during the judging. The Master Gardener will be available to answer any gardening questions. We will try to contact each person to inform them of the specific scheduled day for our garden visit.

Click here for a look at last year's winners

The gardens are judged on these criteria:

Visual Appeal: The overall visual impact; a pleasing sense of harmony of scale, color, and texture.

Overall Design: A good use of space; design coordination between plants and other elements.

General Maintenance: The quality of care in pruning, mulching and disease control.

Originality: The WOW factor; creative use of special features such as ponds, natural materials and garden art; unique styles such as theme gardens.

Additional points are awarded for the use of a rain barrel.

The winners will be announced on August 1st

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Mother’s Garden

My mother loved the flowers, Each season brought new blooms.
With joy she’d plant and till and weed, It chased away her glooms.
She knew the names of all she tended, A master of her trade.
Her hands were strong and knew no wrong, The best God ever made.
She tried to teach me all she knew, But little did I care.
For if I needed flowers,My mother would be there.
My mother loved her garden, “Til Heaven she did go.
Where growing seasons never end, And blooms don’t fade, but grow.
And I now tend the flowers, A love that’s real and true.
For when I’m in my garden, Mom, I’m closest there to you.

--Written by Denzel’s daughter, Adele Dodd

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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.