About Noblesville Preservation Alliance


In the spring of 1987, a group of dedicated people committed to the preservation and renewal of historic sites and neighborhoods in our community formed the Noblesville Preservation Alliance ("NPA"). The wealth of historic homes and still in-tact downtown square provide an inviting step back in time for visitors who make the trip to Noblesville. But this revitalization would not be possible without the residents who lovingly restore the grand old houses throughout numerous historic areas of the city. By opening their homes to the public, NPA hopes to inspire others to appreciate what restoration can to do add character, sense of place, uniqueness and interest to a community.

East Side of Noblesville Square

And through NPA’s earlier efforts, the Downtown Square was maintained and is now filled with interesting shops and restaurants that provide a full day of touring for any visitor. The Garden and Home Tours welcome visitors from outside Hamilton County to come into Noblesville for the day and feel as if they are the guests of residents. Restaurants and shops are encouraged to stay open later, and special events surrounding the two events invite the public to linger and enjoy the offerings of Old Town. 

NPA’s Mission:

Enriching the present by honoring the past through the preservation of Noblesville’s historic architecture and authentic charm.

NPA 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

Recent NPA Successes:

  • 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.
  • Advocate for saving old town's brick sidewalks whenever possible.
  • Awarded thousands of dollars of facade grants to help homeowners maintain and improve their homes.
  • Helped launch the effort to save the historic Kincaid House in Fishers.
  • Organize and produce the annual Noblesville tour of historic homes for 30 years in a row.
  • Organize and produce the annual 12 Houses of Christmas Holiday Home Tour.
  • Organize and produce the annual neighborhood picnic.

Annual Reports:

Non-Profit Status: 

Noblesville Preservation Alliance is an Indiana non-profit corporation that is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt origination under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Contributions to the Noblesville Preservation Alliance are tax deductible.  Please consult your tax advisor about your specific tax situation. Should you desire a receipt of a donation for your records please contact us.

Special thanks to the Noblesville Preservation Alliance Sponsors