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.


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.


Mar 28 -Buy Local or By River: Furnishing Early Ohio, a special program in conjunction with the Ohio Humanities Council, at the historic Alliance Woman’s Club. Speaker: Andrew Richmond - 7:00 pm

Apr 2 - Haines House - Open for Tours - 10 am - Noon
Apr 3 - Haines House - Open for Tours - 1 - 3 pm

May 7 – Haines House – Open for Tours – 10 am – Noon
May 8 – 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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