Friday, August 20
Floyd Co. Historical Society upcoming programs
The Floyd County Historical Society has announced its schedule of programs for the 2021-2022 season. Programs will be held at 7 PM in the Elsa Strassweg Auditorium of the Floyd County Library unless otherwise noted. 

Friday, February 12
Public hearing on two National Register nominations
The New Albany Historic Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing at 7 PM on March 17, 2021 to consider two nominations for the National Register of Historic Places: the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library at 180 West Spring Street and the Kunz Hartman House at 911 State Street. 

Friday, December 4
Expansion of E. Spring Street National Register district announced
The long-awaited expansion of the East Spring Street National Register district was approved by the National Park Service on December 2, 2020. This designation does not impact the boundaries of the local historic district overseen by the Historic Preservation Commission, but will open opportunities to qualified property owners within the district boundaries for financial incentives to assist with rehabilation costs.

Thursday, August 15
September 14 is Home Tour Day!

Mark your calendar and don't miss the 14th annual New Albany Historic Home Tour, on Saturday, September 14. This year's tour will feature ten homes throughout the city - from Mansion Row to Silver Hills and beyond - including the Kunz Hartman House, pictured above. All proceeds benefit preservation activities in New Albany. 

Wednesday, May 22
2019 Facelift Award winners revealed
The New Albany Historic Preservation Commission and partner Develop New Albany  honored eight new Facelift Award winners on May 15. In a ceremony held at the historic Mansion on Main, Mayor Jeff Gahan helped to recognize these outstanding preservation projects. Pictured below from left to right are Mayor Gahan; Gina and Ray Kleinhelter, being honored for their work on the Weinmann Building; award committee member Vicky Nugent; Third District City Councilman Greg Phipps; and award committee member and City Councilman David Barksdale. 

Tuesday, April 2
Preservation Trades Expo coming in May
Interested in learning how to maintain and repair your historic building? Attend the Midwest Preservation Trades Expo, May 10 and 11 in Louisville. The event will feature hands-on demonstrations and informative exhibits on a wide array of preservation-related topics. 

Thursday, August 9
Historic Homes Tour set for September 8
The 13th annual New Albany Historic Homes Tour will be held on Saturday, September 8 and will feature nine noteworthy historic properties across the city, including the Charles Moser House pictured below. Tickets are on sale now for $15 per adult ($20 day of tour), and all proceeds benefit preservation activities in New Albany. 

Thursday, May 17
Celebrating preservation success stories
The New Albany Historic Preservation Commission - with support from Develop New Albany - presented its annual Facelift Awards on May 16, 2018. The ceremony was held at the Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site and honored seven outstanding projects from across the city. Pictured below from left to right are Jacob Resch, who with his father Steve and mother Donna received a pair of awards; Third District City Councilman Greg Phipps; and At-Large City Councilman and Facelift Awards committee member Dave Barksdale.

Thursday, April 12
Civil War-era duplex available for relocation
The c.1860 Smith-Franck House, located on 9th Street in the East Spring Street Historic District, is available for a limited time. The duplex, with about 1545 total square feet of space, is free but would need to be relocated, with the new owner responsible for all moving costs. It will be open for inspection on Friday, 20 April from noon-1 PM. 

Wednesday, August 16
12th Annual Historic Home Tour coming September 9
The New Albany Historic Preservation Commission, Develop New Albany and Indiana Landmarks invite you to join us for the 12th Annual New Albany Historic Home Tour. This year's event will be Saturday, September 9, from 10 AM to 5 PM, and all proceeds from the tour benefit preservation activities in New Albany.

Wednesday, August 9
City announces three preservation projects
City leaders announced three major historic preservation projects yesterday - the rehabilitation of the Knights of Columbus hall on East Main Street, the rehabilitation of the fire-damaged Louis Hartman House in partnership with Indiana Landmarks, and the adaptive reuse of the former Reisz Furniture Warehouse as City Hall.

Read more about the projects here - http://newalbanycityhall.com/home/2017/8/8/city-moves-to-protect-our-history - or watch a video here - https://cityofnewalbany.com/new-albany-historic-preservation-projects/.

Wednesday, May 24
Congratulations to 2017 Facelift Award winners!
On May 17, the New Albany Historic Preservation Commission presented its annual 'Facelift Awards,' in cooperation with Develop New Albany and the City of New Albany. Five projects from across the city were recognized for their excellence in preservation or rehabilitation.

Monday, May 1
National Preservation Month 2017
May is National Historic Preservation Month, and we'll be celebrating the occasion with tours, awards and a workshop.

Wednesday, March 15
Residential Facade Grants Now Available
To complement its ongoing grant program for commercial and industrial buildings, the New Albany Urban Enterprise Zone Association is now also offering facade grants for residential properties within the UEZ.

Friday, August 19
October 2016 meeting date changed
The regular October meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission has been moved back one week, to Wednesday, October 26. The meeting will be held at 7 PM, in the regular meeting location in the third floor Assembly Room of the City-County Building.

Friday, August 5
Historic Home Tour set for September 10
The 11th annual New Albany Historic Home Tour will be held on Saturday, September 10 from 10 AM - 5 PM. Twelve properties will be featured, including homes in Silver Hills and the East End, and two shotgun homes.

Wednesday, June 8
Street sign toppers will mark historic districts
The New Albany Historic Preservation Commission, in partnership with the City of New Albany, was recently awarded grant funding through the Indiana Office of Tourism Development. The grant will be used to create and install custom street sign toppers to identify the city’s historic districts.

Friday, May 20
2016 Facelift Awards presented
The New Albany Historic Preservation Commission and Develop New Albany were pleased to honor five outstanding rehabilitation projects with 'Facelift Awards' at a May 18 ceremony. Mayor Jeff Gahan was on hand to help recognize the winners. Below, Rev. LeRoy Marshall and his wife Joyce (right), receive the award for the Second Baptist Church, from the Mayor and Facelift Award committee member Vicky Nugent.

Monday, April 11
Historic Preservation Month 2016
Join us in May 2016 for a variety of tours, workshops and other events celebrating National Historic Preservation Month.

Monday, March 21
Public hearing on M. Fine & Sons Nat'l Register nomination
The NAHPC will hold a public hearing at 7 PM on Wednesday, April 20 on the proposed listing of the M. Fine & Sons shirt factory building (1420 East Main Street) in the National Register of Historic Places.

Thursday, October 15
Jacobs Chapel School celebrates 100 years
RE/MAX Results will be hosting a centennial celebration for Jacobs Chapel School and its Fall Festival for Kosairs on Thursday, October 29.

Monday, September 21
Preservation Louisville announces 'Hands-On History' workshops
Preservation Louisville has announced its 2015-2016 'Hands-On History' preservation maintenance workshop series, covering topics ranging from plaster repair to how to 'green' your building.  

Monday, August 24
Home Tour marks its tenth edition
The Tenth Annual New Albany Historic Home Tour will take place on Saturday, September 12. The tour runs from 10 AM - 5 PM and will include eleven historic properties, ranging from homes to a church to a firehouse.

Thursday, May 21
2015 Facelift Awards presented
The 2015 Facelift Awards were presented in a ceremony on May 20. Mayor Jeff Gahan joined the Historic Preservation Commission and Develop New Albany in presenting the awards to eight outstanding preservation projects. Below, "The Scribner Ladies," along with project architect Ron Stiller, receive their award for restoration of the 1814 Scribner House.

Thursday, April 9
Preservation Month 2015
May is National Historic Preservation Month, and there will be plenty going on in New Albany all month long!

Thursday, March 19
Window repair 'boot camp' offered
Like to learn how to repair your wooden windows and make them more energy efficiency, and get the hands-on skills to feel comfortable tackling the job? Then attend River City Window Works' Window Restoration Boot Camp on Saturday, April 25.

Thursday, February 26
Preservation Louisville offers workshop on historic paint
NEW DATE - As part of its regular 'Hands on History' program, Preservation Louisville Inc. will be offering a workshop on Saturday, March 28, 2015 on Historic Paints: Colors and Techniques.  

Wednesday, October 15
Public hearing for proposed expansion of National Register district
The nomination process for the proposed expansion of the East Spring Street National Register Historic District continues. The nomination form has been completed, and a public hearing on the expanded district is planned for Wednesday, December 17 at 7 PM, in conjunction with the regular meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission. The meeting will be held in the Assembly Room on the third floor of the City-County Building, 311 Hauss Square in downtown New Albany. The proposed expansion is of the National Register-listed district, not the locally-regulated historic district, and the listing would not place any additional restrictions on property owners within the district.

Wednesday, October 1
Learn the 'Do's and Don'ts of Preservation'
Preservation Louisville will host a workshop on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 1-4 PM, covering what to do - and not to do - as part of a successful preservation project.

Thursday, September 18
October 2014 meeting date changed
The regular October meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission has been moved forward one day, to Tuesday, October 14. The meeting will be held at 7 PM, in the regular meeting location in the third floor Assembly Room of the City-County Building.

Friday, May 23
Congratulations to the 2014 Facelift Award winners
The Historic Preservation Commission and Develop New Albany were pleased to present the seventh annual Facelift Awards at a reception prior to the May 21 Commission meeting. Four outstanding preservation projects were recognized at the ceremony. Third District Councilman Greg Phipps - whose district includes three of the winning projects - helped to present the Bruce Fox-designed plaques to the winners.

Thursday, May 15
Floyd County Cemetery Tour
The staff of the Indiana Room of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will be leading two tours highlighting Floyd County's historic cemeteries, on Saturday 31 May and Saturday, 14 June.

Tuesday, April 8
May is National Preservation Month
Spring is finally here, and that means National Preservation Month is almost upon us. During the month of May, the Historic Preservation Commission and its preservation partners will be offering a wide array of tours, presentations and activities - please plan to join us!

Tuesday, September 10
Expansion of East Spring Street National Register district to be discussed
The New Albany Historic Preservation Commission will host a meeting on Thursday, September 26, 2013 to discuss the possible expansion of the East Spring Street National Register district. The meeting will be held at 7 PM in the gym at St. John Presbyterian Church, 1307 East Elm Street.

Thursday, May 16
Winners of the 2013 Facelift Awards revealed
The New Albany Historic Preservation Commission was pleased to present its 2013 Facelift Awards to five very worthy projects across the city. The honored projects - which included two commercial buildings, a church, and two homes - were recognized at a ceremony prior to the Preservation Commission's regular meeting on May 15. The photo below shows Ian Hall of The Exchange Pub and Kitchen receiving his award, from Facelift Award Committee members Vicky Nugent and Dave Barksdale, and (far right) New Albany's Director of Planning, Scott Wood.

Wednesday, April 17
Preservation Month 2013 -
New Albany will mark National Preservation Month with a full schedule of activities, including workshops, tours, and the Preservation Commission's annual Facelift Award presentation. Please plan to join us for some or all of these great events!

Thursday, January 31
New study shows advantages of retrofitting, not replacing, historic windows
Considering replacing your windows as a way to improve your home's energy efficiency? A new study conducted by the Preservation Green Lab of the National Trust for Historic Preservation has examined a number of window improvement options, comparing the relative energy, carbon and cost savings, in different climate zones across the country. The results show that a number of the existing retrofit options come very close to the energy performance of high-performance replacement windows, at a fraction of the cost.

Thursday, September 27
Open house at the former Holy Trinity Rectory
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Charities has recently acquired the former Rectory at the corner of East 7th and Market streets, and plans to rehabilitate the 1870 building as office space. All are invited to come see the building at a public open house on Thursday, 11 October 2012, from 5-7 PM.

Monday, September 10
Hands-on workshop series offered

Preservation Louisville, Inc. has announced the 2012-13 schedule for its popular "Hands-On History" workshop series, designed to give participants an in-depth look at various preservation issues and methods of maintaining and preserving older buildings. Participants will learn practical, hands-on techniques for working with original materials and finishes to maintain, restore and preserve historic elements such as plaster, windows and stained glass.

Tuesday, August 21
Seminar on fire safety in historic buildings
A free seminar on fire safety in historic buildings will be offered on Saturday, August 25 in Madison, Indiana.

Friday, May 18
Congratulations to our Facelift Award winners

At a ceremony prior to its May 16 meeting, the NAHPC recognized the winners of the fifth annual "Facelift Awards." Five property owners were recognized for their outstanding restoration or rehabilitation projects, both residential and commercial. Third District City Councilman Greg Phipps (left in the photo above), whose district includes much of New Albany's designated historic districts, helped to present the awards. Also pictured is happy winner Paul Collings, along with Facelift Award committee member Vicky Nugent.   

Monday, April 16
Preservation Month is here!
May 2012 will busy, as the Historic Preservation Commission and its partners will again offer a full slate of Preservation Month activities. Join us for a range of tours and workshops, as well as the annual presentation of our Facelift Awards.

Monday, October 31
New resources include how-to videos on window repair

Interested in having an expert walk you through how to repair your historic wooden windows? Visit our 'Resources' page for a link to a YouTube video series from the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office. Resources on how to research the history of your home, and the top 10 restoration mistakes have also been added.

Thursday, May 19
NAHPC presents 4th Annual "Facelift Awards"

Prior to its regular May 18 meeting, the New Albany Historic Preservation Commission presented its annual "Facelift Awards," to honor outstanding restoration, rehabilitation and preservation projects in the city. This year, seven projects were recognized. Deputy Mayor Carl Malysz was in attendance to help with the presentation of a Bruce Fox-designed plaque, a certificate, and a framed photo to each of the winners.

Monday, April 25
Two New Albany listings added to National Register of Historic Places
Hedden's Grove Historic District and the William Young House were added to the National Register of Historic Places in December, thanks to a grant received by the Historic Preservation Commission.

Wednesday, April 20
Celebrate Preservation Month in New Albany
May is National Historic Preservation Month, and the NAHPC and its partners have a full slate of workshops, tours and other activities planned!

Tuesday, September 28
New design guidelines for signs
In December 2009, the New Albany Historic Preservation Commission adopted a new set of guidelines for signs in the historic districts.

Sunday, September 28
Wine and Windows - Restoring Historic Wood Windows Workshop

Quarterly Preservation Workshop series offered to
promote sustainability and preservation:
“Preserve This: Wine and Windows – Restoring Historic Wood Windows”

The First Workshop is Thursday, October 23, 2008 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Historic Baer Building – New Home to the River City Winery!
321 Pearl Street, New Albany, Indiana

Presenter: Jack P. Patchin, owner of “Ol’ House Experts”

Attendance to this “Wine and Windows” event is Limited to 35 and Reservations are required by calling Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana – 812 284 4534 – or emailing jmartin@historiclandmarks.org  
Light snacks and wine samples will be provided
Cost: FREE

Sunday, June 24
3rd Annual New Albany Historic Home Tour - 9/13/2008

Third Annual New Albany Historic Home Tour
Saturday, September 13th, 2008

Develop New Albany is proud to present this exciting tour which includes some of New Albany’s finest properties in our four local historic districts. Explore nine historic residences and commercial structures and see New Albany as you never have before.  Click here to view the homes on tour.
$15 Adult
$5 Children Under 15

To purchase your ticket in advance visit the locations below, or purchase your ticket the day of the event at the Farmers Market:

The New Albany Farmers Market
Corner of Bank and Market Streets, New Albany
Saturdays August to September

Studio Grill & Pub
209 E. Main Street
New Albany, Indiana 47150

Martha’s Attic 
222 Pearl Street
New Albany, Indiana 47150

For More information email us at HomeTourNA@msn.com or call 812-941-0466

On Tour Day
Your day will begin at the New Albany Farmers Market (Corner of Bank and Market Streets) where you will pick up your Tour Booklet and Driving Map and begin your self-guided tour of New Albany treasures.

Tour Start – 10:00am
Tour End – 5:00pm


*Tour proceeds to fund preservation activities in New Albany


Friday, May 4
Commission Expresses Support to HLFI - effort to save homes

The New Albany Historic Preservation Commission expresses support for Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana and the effort to save two homes from demolition. 

Letter to Building Commission April 23, 2007


Tuesday, April 17
May Preservation Month - Celebrate Preservation in New Albany

Local Preservation Groups and Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana
Plan New Albany, Indiana Preservation Celebrations in May 2007

Walking Tours, Workshops and More.  Visit the EVENTS Tab for all the details.  May is full of events celebrating Preservation in New Albany!

Wednesday, February 7
Planning Exterior Work in a local historic district?

Is your home located within a New Albany Historic District?  Don’t forget that you’ll need approval from the New Albany Historic Preservation Commission before beginning any exterior work.

Get your Certificate of Appropriateness here: COA Form

Review the Design Guidelines by clicking the Resources tab above.

For more information contact NAHPC Administrator Laura Renwick at 812/284-4534.

Friday, January 5
Silvercrest History

The New Albany Historic Preservation Commission has compiled a history of Silvercrest Hospital.  The Art Moderne and Art Deco strurctures have a rich history.  Read the history by clicking below:

Silvercrest History: An Architectural Treasure in the Hills of New Albany

Monday, January 1
New Albany's Five Local Historic Districts

New Albany has four local historic districts encompassing over 800 structures, and one single-site district.  Read a short history about each district and review the district maps below:

Mansion Row Historic District

Downtown Historic District

East Spring Street Historic District

Cedar Bough Place Historic District

Long-Graf House Historic District

Wednesday, December 20
NAHPC Responds to Silvercrest Site Discussion

The New Albany Historic Preservation Commission has been monitoring the discussions of the Silvercrest Hospital Historic Site during the last few months.  Recent articles mentioned the possible razing of structures on the site. 

The Commission has drafted the following letter to our Floyd County Board of Commissioners urging the exploration of all alternatives prior to razing structures on this historic site in New Albany:

Full Text of NAHPC Letter to County Commissioner

Wednesday, November 15
Of Paint and Windows - NAPC Reading

The New Albany Historic Preservation Commission has recently become a member of the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC). 

A benefit of membership is access to a wealth of information and educational materials.  The article below on painting and replacing windows, by Bob Yapp of Preservation Resources Inc., is a perfect example.  Future articles will be available on the "Resources" tab on this website.

Of Paint and Windows

For more information on the NAPC visit their website at http://www.uga.edu/sed/pso/programs/napc/napc.htm


Monday, October 23
DNR presents preservation award to Carnegie Center

Carnegie Center for Art and History, New Albany:  The Indiana Historic Preservation Award for Outstanding Interpretation of the Underground Railroad in Floyd County has been presented to New Albany's Carnegie Center for Art and History.  Visit http://www.carnegiecenter.org/ for more information.

The Indiana Historic Preservation Awards are presented to recognize and congratulate the efforts of individuals, organizations and agencies that educate, preserve and advocate on behalf of cultural resources throughout Indiana.

Friday, September 22
HistoricNewAlbany.com Marketing Effort Begins
  • HistoricNewAlbany.com nears a one year birthday 
  • Preservation partnerships lead to marketing efforts
  • Reporting shows hits and impact

Tuesday, September 19
New Albany Receives Award

New Albany is this year’s recipient of Historic Southern Indiana’s Community Legacy Award. The annual award recognizes a southern Indiana community for outstanding achievements in preservation, enhancement, and promotion of its distinctive heritage.

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