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Life will soon return to a more leisurely pace as it does once every year during the Noblesville Tour of Historic Homes. This year’s tour takes place on Saturday, September 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and marks its 26th year supporting the Noblesville Preservation Alliance. During this year’s event, 9 private residences and cultural sites will open their doors to visitors, including nine on Noblesville’s main thoroughfare, Conner Street.
Preservation buffs, interior design fans and people who simply enjoy a weekend stroll will love this longstanding Noblesville tradition. The sites are primarily in the Johnstown, Midland and Plum Prairie historical zones of significance and are within walking or biking distance from one another.
Tour Sites Follow:
- Sheriff's Residence/Hamilton County Historical Society, 810 Conner St.
- The Farraro Home, 1296 Conner Street
- The Wofford Home, 1358 Conner Street
- The Fogelsong Home, 1293 Conner Street
- The Webster Home, 123 S. 16th Street
- The Norton Home, 1640 Conner Street
- The Nickels Home, 1688 Conner Street
- The Faust Home, 1254 Maple Ave.
- Henry Flagler Train (Forest Park) and 521 Fire Engine (S.8th Street and Maple Avenue)
- Nickel Plate Arts Campus Open House (107 S. 8th St.). See the recently renovated Judge Stone House and Stephenson House.
- Noblesville Presbyterian Church (1207 Conner St.). Fundraiser refreshments from the church’s women’s group and a pipe organ concert.
- Bonus “Under Construction” House (1254 Maple Ave). In addition to the seven private residences on the tour, see an old home that is being completely renovated. This home that has been in the same family for two generations and has been in the process of renovation for over 10 years!
- HCHS (810 Conner St.). See the newly restored women’s cells in the Old Jail.
- Noblesville Rotary. Historical bike tour around Noblesville. You have an option to take the tour by bike and extend your journey.
- Historical Scavenger Hunt. Perfect for kids and adults alike! Pick up a scavenger hunt flyer and see if you can identify the architectural details from each home. Turn it in at your last tour stop and get a prize!
When & Where
Noblesville Preservation Alliance
Founded in 1987, the Noblesville Preservation Alliance’s mission is to promote the preservation of historic neighborhoods and resources to enhance the quality of life in Noblesville. 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.