Historic Preservation & Rehabilitation Commission

Chance to Comment on Our Proposed New Preservation Plan!

MHPRC Plan 2016

Working with BSU graduate students in Historic Preservation, the Commission has created a thorough preservation plan for the City of Muncie. This Plan will help guide the Commission in its duties over the next decade. It is built from the data collected by ScoutMuncie and identifies new areas of the city has eligible for historic status. Please click on the picture to see the plan. You can leave comments with your Councilperson.

About the Commission

Established in 1976, the Commission's primary duty is to oversee the exterior alteration of buildings and sites designated as local landmarks. They are also charged with the preparation and execution of a preservation plan; the promotion of the public interest in historic preservation; assisting landmark owners in the proper preservation of their properties; and helping to establish neighborhood development corporations within historic areas.

Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor for 3 year terms. The current Commission consists of the following individuals:

  • Briana Paxton, Chair, Wysor Heights District
  • Holly Juip, Vice Chair, Wysor Heights District
  • Nora Powell, City Council At-large
  • Lynn Thornburg, Emily Kimbrough District
  • Kyle Johnson, County Government
  • Emily McIntire, Old West End District
  • Brad King, Historic Preservation Officer

The Commission meets in the Engineers Conference Room on the 3rd floor of City Hall at 5pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

The Commission and its staff are all volunteers contributing their time to historic preservation in Muncie. 

Historic Preservation Ordinances


The Star Press' After Dark at Beech Grove Photo Gallery.

The Star Press' Hidden Gem series.

New Neighborhood Investment Committee Programs to address blight.

Old Washington Street Festival Photo Gallery on The Star Press.

Historic gas station repurposed into apartments as part of the fa├žade grant.

Kirby District Queen Anne may soon be for sale.


Search Muncie's Historic Properties

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Contact the Historic Preservation Officer

Brad King
(765) 747-4825

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Muncie was deemed Middletown after Robert and Helen Lynd conducted sociological studies on our "typical Mid-American community." The studies drew attention to our city and since, we have been a continually studied town for social change in America.

Learn more about the history of Muncie

Office of the Mayor
The Honorable Dennis Tyler

Muncie City Hall
Third Floor
300 N High Street
Muncie, IN 47305

(765) 747-4845
8am - 4pm (M-F)