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.


Help Alliance Preservation Efforts and the Haines House

House in a BoxcarThe Alliance Area Preservation Society works in our community to promote the importance of the structures and spaces that have been a part of our history for two centuries. The Haines House is our home, and its history and place in our community is unique. Yet, it is not the only building---or the only story---in our community. Help affirm you commitment to preserving and sharing these buildings and stories through your support of the AAPS in our Annual Fall Campaign. Your help is appreciated!


Your Historic Home - An Ongoing 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 are conducting house history research workshops to teach people about the resources available to research the history of their home. Finally, AAPS has 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 focused 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.

This year we're highlighting two subjects: the first large house lot addition in the late 19th Century---the Teeters Lamborn Addition, and . Over the next several years, we will focus on our community's Mid-Century Modern homes and businesses; the 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; and three neighborhoods which were known as West Park Heights, College Hill and Parkside Homes.


Saturday, October 7:      10 AM and 11 AM.
Special Topic Tour:  Learn about a Woman’s life in the 19th C.
with Dr. Terry Davis.

Sunday, October 8:        Open for Tours, 1-3 PM

Saturday, November 4: Open for Tours, 10 AM-Noon.
Sunday, November 5:    1 PM and 2 PM: Special Program:
Tippecanoe and Tyler, Too! Politics will be politics.  Even in the 19th century candidates used campaign songs and slogans designed to win votes.  Beth Gray and Robb Hyde will share some of these with you, in word, images, and song. 
The Haines House will be closed December, January and February. However, please contact us if you wish to schedule a special tour or program.

The AAPS Board of Directors will meet: 4/24, 5/22, 6/26, 7/24, 9/25, 10/23 & 11/27



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

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