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OUR BUILT HERITAGE

Join ARCH in the good work of historic preservation to benefit our communities

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HISTORIC PRESERVATION MAKES SENSE

Historic preservation capitalizes on the long-term investment in our built heritage.

In return, we enjoy using beautiful, historic buildings and places in new ways, but historic preservation also repays our investment with jobs, sustainably efficient use of materials, affordable places to live, work and play and authentic places in our towns, cities and countryside that tell the stories of the people who built the places.

Historic preservation is an important tool for places that want to succeed in the 21st century. Our well-preserved older buildings welcome today’s and tomorrow’s people to spend their lives here.

Our Mission

Founded 1975

$3.8M
invested in our projects
so far

Proactive advocacy
our preferred approach

OUR VALUES

Invest in history for our future

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Have fun learning about history and historic preservation at ARCH events

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Projects

ARCH’s historic preservation projects support the community’s future

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Resources

Deepen your historic preservation knowledge and practice with these resources

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About ARCH

Learn about who we are, how we came to be and how and why we do what we do

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ARCH AT WORK

Spotlight on current projects

Heritage Trail

Rankin House

Rockhill-Tyler House

Canton Laundry

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About ARCH’s advocacy, education, research, fundraising and fun

2020 ARCHie Awards feature new Outreach Awards

ARCH has been presenting historic preservation awards for 42 years, but in 2020 the awards include something new. The inaugural Outreach ARCHie Awards this year make a specific effort to recognize the top historic preservation projects regionally. Traditionally, the ARCHie Awards have focused on Allen County, where ARCH was founded in 1975 and where much of its work has been focused. But as ARCH has grown, it has come to serve all of Northeast Indiana. The 2020 Outreach honors have been presented to two projects in Auburn that are good examples of the variety of [...]

Built Heritage ABCs

ARCH Inc. presents its Built Heritage ABCs for children of all ages to enjoy and learn from. We hope our hometown ABCs will be a good electronic book to share while you learn about the wonderful, rich, beautiful variety [...]

Rankin House: Little House, Big History

Welcome to the newest tour created by ARCH Inc. It's a virtual, video tour of all 180 years of the history and heritage of the Alexander R. Rankin House, our home, where the walls should be bursting at the [...]

Virtual program: By the Numbers

Here it is! ARCH's first foray into virtual programming is an exploration of "Historic Preservation: By the Numbers," led by Executive Director Connie Haas Zuber, who was going to present this topic on our lecture series. But it's a [...]

INVEST WITH ARCH FOR OUR FUTURE

Historic buildings and places connect us to our community’s story in ways that we cannot replicate. Cultural landmarks enhance our lives socially, culturally and economically. Today, businesses and homeowners are rediscovering and reinvesting in historic buildings, neighborhoods and commercial villages because this is where we want to work, live and play. ARCH’s work is beneficial and necessary to ensure that these architectural and cultural assets accurately reflect our legacy and continue to repay the investment our communities have made in them.

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