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.
While the home has been significantly altered over the years and appears somewhat non-descript, this is yet another Gascho farmstead at risk of demolition. The home is significant because of its age, its former owners—and the role this family played in our city’s development. Unfortunately, the original bank barn was demolished over 30 years ago—the cobblestone foundation is still visible.
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.
First platted in the 1870s, sections of this area went by the names of West Noblesville and Garversville. The area got its overall name from the house that originally sat on the site of today’s Riverview Hospital. The Federal Hill School building still remains and has been repurposed as an office building.
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.
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.
This structure was originally a Victorian Vernacular home. In the past this area of Noblesville was rural and this home may have been a farmhouse. For years this home was used as the Highway Bar and Grill, a storied location for nightlife in old Noblesville.
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.