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James Toner,
Historic Preservation Officer

Department of Metropolitan Development
1 NW Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Civic Center Complex Room 306
Evansville, IN 47708
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Historic Preservation

DMD's Historic Preservation staff work to:

  • Preserve historic sites and buildings
  • Promote and protect Evansville's Historic Preservation District
  • Highlight the importance in reinvesting in our historic assets


Any changes to buildings or property within the Historic Preservation District requires approval.

To obtain proper approval, you must submit the proper Certificate of Appropriateness which can be found on the Certificates of Appropriateness webpage:

  • Staff-Approved Certificate of Appropriateness application
  • Commission-Approved Certificate of Appropriateness application

Historic Preservation Commission

The Historic Preservation Commission seeks to preserve and enhance the city’s distinct aesthetic that serves as visible reminders of its historic heritage.

The Commission accomplishes this through enforcement of the city’s local Preservation Ordinance Chapter 2.106 Historic Districts.


August 29, 2018

Media Notice

The Evansville Historic Preservation Office will meet with Hebron Meadows Neighborhood Residents to explain and ask for support for its upcoming grant proposal to survey and nominate the Mid-Century Neighborhood for the National Register of Historic Places. Attached to the media notice is a map of the proposed area.