Our Mission Statement:

The Alliance Area Preservation Society promotes the preservation and restoration of historic structures in the Carnation City and maintains the Haines House Underground Railroad Museum.


Talk at Rodman Library Wednesday, May 18 at 7pm
Alliance's Houses & Neighborhoods: Your Historic Home

Alliance's Neighborhoods and Houses: Your Historic Home is the first public program of our new Your Historic Home project. It will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 7:00pm in the Auditorium of Rodman Public Library.

Andrew RichmondAlliance's Neighborhoods and Houses will give an overview of how Alliance's neighborhoods came into being, the houses that were built there, and the people that built them. Participants will also get an introduction to researching the history of their own homes, and the opportunity to receive a house research "jump start" to find out who first purchased the property they live on, when their neighborhood was first laid-out, and the date their house was built. We'll also introduce this year's theme and research project: Sears and Kit Houses in Alliance.

The program is free and open to the public. Bring your interests in local neighborhoods and questions you have to this progrm and participate!

Rodman Public Library is located at 215 E Broadway St. in Alliance.
Free Parking is available.

For more information, download the PDF flier by clicking here.

Your Historic Home - A New Initative from AAPS

Andrew RichmondThe Alliance Area Preservation Society plans to help people throughout thecommunity unlock the history of their own historic homes---be it a 19th Century Second Empire or a 50s Ranchhome. Your Historic Home is a multi-year project to build a strong foundation of knowledge about the homes of Alliance, and help individuals learn how to research the history of their house. Each year we will focus research, surveys and programming around a particular house type found in the area, or a specific neighborhood in Alliance. We will also conduct house history research workshops at least twice a year, to teach people about the resources available to research the history of their home. Finally, AAPS is creating a house history Jump Start for every researcher, to provide the name of the first landowner of their property, the first plat of their property and neighborhood, and the building date of their home.

In 2016, we will focus on Sears Modern Homes and other kit houses built in Alliance. These houses represent a period when the concept of home ownership and consumerism met in the creation of kit homes in a variety of architectural styles that could be planned by experts, manufactured in bulk, and built economically and efficiently in every corner of the country. Many were built in Alliance. Over the next several years, we will focus on the first large house lot addition in the late 19th Century---the Teeters Lamborn Addition; a relatively unique area known as the Government Addition, which was one of 36 projects built nationwide by the Federal Government during and after World War I; three neighborhoods which were known as West Park Heights, College Hill and Parkside Homes; the fondly remembered Goat Hill; and our community's Mid-Century Modern Homes, built after World War II.


June 4 - Haines House - Open for Tours - 10 am - Noon
June 5 - Haines House - Open for Tours - 1 - 3 pm

July 2 – Haines House – Open for Tours – 10 am – Noon
July 3 – Haines House – Open for Tours – 1 – 3 pm



The Haines House is located at 186 West Market Street, Alliance, Ohio 44601.

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