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.

NEWS

Alliance's Sears & Other Kit Houses - Your Historic Home -
Tuesday, September 13 at 7:00 pm

House in a BoxcarAAPS presents Alliance's Sears & Other Kit Houses: Your Historic Home, the second public program of the Your Historic Home project, on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 7:00pm in the Auditorium of Rodman Public Library.

Alliance's Sears & Kit Houses will give an overview of the history of mail order and kit houses in the United States. Mail order houses by Sears, Aladdin, Montgomery Ward and others were a popular option for those wishing to build their dream home in the first half of the 20th century. 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. Alliance has quite a few of them!

The Society has already positively identified seventeen of them, made probable IDs on another eight and is looking for more! The program will feature historic catalog images and contemporary photos of kit houses built in Alliance. It will also present clues to discovering if you have a kit home, or if there is one in your neighborhood. The AAPS exhibit and samples of vintage catalogues will be on display at the event. The program will be presented by Robb Hyde.

Over the next several years, Your Historic Home will help people throughout the community unlock the history of their own historic homes---be it a 19th Century Second Empire or a 50s Ranch home. AAPS plans 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 to teach people about the resources available to research the history of their home.

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

The Building Doctors in Alliance September 15 & 16

Building DoctorThe Ohio History Connection's State Historic Preservation Office, the City of Alliance Historic Preservation Commission, the Alliance Area Preservation Society and the Alliance Historical Society will sponsor a Building Doctor Clinic for old-building owners in Alliance, Ohio on September 15 and 16, 2016.
CLICK HERE for more information.

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.



CALENDAR

September 13 - Alliance's Sears & Other Kit Houses - Rodman Library - 7 pm
September 15 - Ohio Building Doctor Clinic - Rodman Library - 7 pm
September 16 - Building Doctor On-site Visits

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



HAINES HOUSE LOCATION / DIRECTIONS

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

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