Town of Newburgh Indiana, Est. 1803 - National Register of Historic Places, National Main Street Community, Ohio River Scenic Byway  




Historic Preservation


Forms and Applications

Affidavit of Notification
Certificate of Appropriateness Instructions
Example of Contiguous Property

Site Improvement Permit Application

 

Additional Information

Historic Districts Map

Demolition by Neglect Ordinance adopted June 28, 2006

Preservation Guidelines as amended June 8, 2006

Rules and Regulations 2007

 

The Historic Preservation Commission and Your Property

Recognizing that the protection of the Town's historic structures and places is central to the preservation of the very heart of Newburgh, in 1997 the Town Council created the Newburgh Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) to implement the Indiana statutes relating to historic preservation and districts in the Town.

The HPC is an agency of government charged with the duty to protect and preserve the historical heritage of Newburgh by regulating the construction or destruction of buildings or sites in a historic district.

The Town Zoning Administrator is the staff member charged with the responsibility to determine whether you need a Certificate of Appropriateness (permit) for the work you propose to do.

The historic cupola sits atop old Town Hall, built in 1853 as Cumberland Presbyterian Church. This structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places both individually as well as part of the downtown National Register Historic District.

The Newburgh Historic Preservation Commission was created in 1997. Its mission is to assist in the preservation and protection of historic or architecturally worthy buildings, structures, sites, monuments, streetscapes, squares, and neighborhoods of Historic Districts created by the Town Council under IC 36-7-11. The Commission is concerned with those elements of development, redevelopment, rehabilitation, and preservation that affect visual quality in established Historic Districts. The Newburgh Historic Preservation Commission serves the citizens of Newburgh both as a steward of the Historic Districts and as a resource for property owners. The Commission consists of seven members appointed by the Town Council, a five-member non-voting Advisory Board, and an Administrator.

Historic Preservation Commission:
Lynda Browne
Jeff Cox
Phillip Field
Sherri Green
Tonya McGuire
Steven Shoemaker
Troy Wells
David Wills

HPC Advisory:
Ken Hughes
Sue Morrison
Stewart Sebree
Jim Seibert

HPC Commissioner - Liaison
Tonya R. McGuire
HPC Administrator

 

National Preservation Resources

National Alliance of Preservation Commissions
Phone: 301.663.1490

National Main Street Center
Phone: 202.673.4219

National Parks Service /  Preservation Assistance Division
Phone: 202.343.9573

National Trust for Historic Preservation
Phone: 202.673.4296

State Preservation Organizations:

Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology
Phone: 317.232.1646

Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana
Phone: 800.450.4535

Local Preservation Resources:

Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana / Southwest Field Office
Phone: 812.423.2988

Historic Newburgh, Inc.   
Phone: 812.853.2815

Technical Resources:

Town of Newburgh / Zoning Administrator / Historic Preservation Commission   
Phone: 812.853.3578

Town of Newburgh / Town Manager   
Phone: 812.853.3578

Town of Newburgh / Clerk-Treasurer
Phone: 812.853.7111