Advocating for Local Historic Preservation
Historic preservation is a key part of the mission of the Alliance Area Preservation Society. We work to encourage the preservation of properties throughout our community. The Society maintains a small library of preservation literature at the Haines House and has presented the Ohio History Connection's Building Doctors program in Alliance.
Preservation Resource Links
National Trust for Historic Preservation - http://www.preservationnation.org/
Ohio History Connection's Building Doctors - http://www.ohiohistory.org/state-historic-preservation-office/building-doctor
Preservation Ohio - http://preserveohio.com/
Heritage Ohio - http://www.heritageohio.org/
Cleveland Restoration Society's Preservation Toolbox - http://www.clevelandrestoration.org/resources/preservation_toolbox.php
Local Contractors with
One of the questions AAPS frequently receives is who to call for help with a historic house. Our organization has worked with many local contractors, and are familiar with others. The list on the PDF file linked below is not comprehensive, and is not meant to be an endorsement by AAPS. It is meant to provide you with a place to start if you are looking for help. If you've had a good experience with someone you'd like to share, please let us know. Click here!
The Preservation Society recognizes the work of people throughout the community in their efforts to preserve local historic buildings through our annual Preservation Awards. Nominations are accepted in the early summer and voted on by the community during Carnation Festival Week at the Haines House. Past recipients are listed below.
Alliance Preservation Awards:
The Alliance Area Preservation Society's Preservation Award honors noteworthy preservation projects in the greater Alliance area. These awards are an opportunity for the Society to recognize the efforts of property owners and the often heroic work they perform in preserving the historic and architectural resources in our area. The awards also encourage historic preservation and acknowledge that good preservation can be found in the restoration of the most modest residence to the grandest mansion. Award categories are as follows:
Private Residence: Structures owned by an individual or a family and used primarily as a residence.
Commercial Property: All types of commercial properties, including rental, industrial, and retail.
Civic Property: Property owned and used by a civic organization uses such as a church, or non-profit group or government.
Any individual business, or organization seeking to maintain the architectural heritage of Alliance may apply.