Historic Preservation

The City of Huntington is rich in history and its collection of historic buildings and architectural styles.  The Department, in conjunction with the Huntington Historic Review Board and under the authority of Chapter 153 of the City of Huntington Code of Ordinances, undertakes historic preservation related activities to preserve and protect historic or architecturally significant buildings, structures, sites, monuments, streetscapes and neighborhoods of historic districts within the City of Huntington.  Staff of the Department, including the City's historic preservation consultant, is responsible for the day-to-day administration and enforcement of the City's Historic District Code. This primarily includes processing applications for Certificates of Appropriateness (COA). 

 

Historic preservation is intended to enhance property values, the protection of property rights of all citizens and the stabilization and revitalization of distinctive areas of the city through the establishment of historic and conservation districts; to protect and enhance the use of structures, sites and neighborhoods which have an urban character unique within the city; and recognize the need to conserve certain unique City areas by focusing on how each structure and elements of the area blends and fits with the other features.

 

Local Single Sites

Twelve properties within the City of Huntington have been designated as Local Single Sites.  These site designations come with complete preservation guidelines to ensure that the designated structures retain their historical significance.  The Historic Review Board oversees the designations of local single sites and adherence to the established guidelines through the issuance of a Certificate of Appropriateness and thorough review prior to approval of improvements or changes.

 

Site Name

Address

426/428 West Park Drive

426-428 W. Park Drive

A.C. & Margaret Beeson House

1118 Warren Street

Beaver-King House

541 Byron Street

Clarence & Betrix Juillerat House

868 William Street

Frank & Catherine Book House

1070 Warren Street

Kindler House

954 Poplar Street

LaMont-Runyan House

550 W. State Street

Lewis Block Building

401-411 N. Jefferson Street

McLin's Jefferson Street Covered Bridge Houses

664/668/670/674 E Market Street

Neuer House

1013 Poplar Street

Samuel Purviance House

326 S. Jefferson Street

UB-IOOF Block

32-48 E. Franklin Street

Young House

551-553 W. Park Drive

 

 

Local Districts

One locally designated historic district can be found within the City of Huntington.  The Drover Town multi-property district consists of eleven properties located in the area of Henry Street and South Jefferson Street.  The district designation comes with a set of preservation guidelines to ensure that the designated properties retain their historical significance. The Historic Review Board oversees the designations of local districts and adherence to the established guidelines through the issuance of Certificates of Appropriateness and thorough review prior to approval of improvements or changes.

 

District Name

Address

Drover Town

315 S. Jefferson Street

Drover Town

325 S. Jefferson Street

Drover Town

326 S. Jefferson Street

Drover Town

337 S. Jefferson Street

Drover Town

404 S. Jefferson Street

Drover Town

445 Henry Street

Drover Town

503 Henry Street

Drover Town

517/519 Henry Street

Drover Town

520 Henry Street

Drover Town

532 Henry Street

Drover Town

547 Henry Street

 

 

National Register Single Sites

The City of Huntington is home to eight National Register Single Sites.  The National Register of Historic Places is the federal list of historic properties that have been formally recognized by the National Park Service.  More information about these sites can be found via the National Park Service website. 

 

Site Name

Address

David Alonzo & Elizabeth Purviance House

809 N. Jefferson Street

German Reformed Church

206 Etna Avenue

Hotel LaFontaine

208 W. State Street

Moore/Corelew Block

400 N. Jefferson Street

Samuel Purviance House

326 S Jefferson Street

Sunken Gardens

W. Park Drive

Taylor-Zent House

715 N. Jefferson Street

Willam Street/Horace Mann School

521 Williams Street

 

 

Nationals Register Districts

The City of Huntington is home to six National Register Districts.  These honorary districts can be found scattered around the central and western parts of the City.

 

Name

Date Listed

Huntington Courthouse Square

09/04/1992

Old Plat

03/15/2000

Hawley Heights

07/30/2003

Victory Noll/St. Felix Friary

08/05/2004

Drover Town

09/20/2006

North Jefferson

03/31/2010

 

 

Quick Links

Certificate of Appropriateness

Historic Sites & District Map

Historic District Code

National Register of Historic Places

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Bryn Keplinger, Director of Community Development & Redevelopment
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Huntington, IN 46750

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