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Colorful Notebooks

Resource Library

As Kendallville uncovers resources available to assist downtown property owners with efforts to preserve the historic integrity of properties and celebrate heritage, they will be shared in this online "library". These are available free for use, but may be subject to copyright restrictions. Please review each document carefully before altering, copying, or distributing.  Thank you. 

Kendallville Historic Preservation Information

Visit the Preservation landing page for information about the Local Historic District, Historic Preservation Commission (Est. 2022), Historic Preservation Guidelines, Certificate of Appropriateness, Facade Grants, and more. 

Sample Historic Preservation Guidelines

This is a DRAFT model document that was provided to the City of Kendallville as they work to establish historic preservation guidelines intended to protect the integrity and historic contributions to the Historic Downtown Kendallville district. These have not been adopted by the City of Kendallville, but are shared as a model example of the kinds of guidance that may be drafted.

Indiana Landmarks Resources

When it comes to saving the places you love most, you may be just the person for the job. Indiana Landmarks offers tools that help you, your community, and organizations and individuals around the state preserve and restore historic places.

Building Owner Preservation Resource List

Download this list with links regarding Kendallville's local ordinance, Historic Preservation Commission, funding, Indiana Landmarks, and other local, state, and national resources and opportunities to support your project. 

Kendallville Historic Preservation Guidelines

City of Kendallville Historic Preservation Guidelines - Standards adopted to preserve and protect historic structures located in the Local Historic District.

Why create a Preservation Commission?

Read this case statement and find additional resources to learn why a Preservation Commission boosts property values and encourage ongoing investments, as well as ensures the long-term protection of assets. 


Kendallville Redevelopment Commission (RDC) Grants

Kendallville Redevelopment Commission administers a variety of grant programs for the maintenance and enhancements of buildings located within tax increment development districts, which includes historic downtown Kendallville. Grants may help offset the costs of facade improvements, marketing promotions, and more. 

Kendallville Historic Preservation Guidelines

Download this brochure that explains the Kendallville Historic District guidelines.

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