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If you dream about owning, renovating, or restoring a historic home, here’s your opportunity to shop for your heart’s desire in the beautiful Ohio Valley.


Settle in New Albany . . .

and become one of many historic home enthusiasts in southern Indiana. The city sustains four locally regulated historic districts and seven National Register districts, each with its own historic style and character. And the New Albany Historic Preservation Commission recognizes potential for more.

When you locate in New Albany, you enjoy the pleasures without the scuffles of big city life. New Albany sits just minutes away from the market place and business center of downtown Louisville, Kentucky. And with easy access to interstates, driving any direction connects residents to other stirring metropolitan areas or charming rural towns. 

Browse histories and descriptions of our historic properties now:
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Along the banks of the Ohio River . . .

. . . New Albany, Indiana, founded in 1813 by brothers Joel, Abner, and Nathaniel Scribner, rose to prominence in the 19th century. Its strategic location below the falls of the Ohio River, New Albany advanced shipping and boat building. And by the mid-19th century this river port town with its major steam boat production center was the largest city in Indiana.

As New Albany developed, the stately homes and commercial buildings built by the community’s leading citizens revealed its prosperity. Many of these structures have been preserved. Some need preservation-minded owners who will lovingly and sensitively rehabilitate them.

New Albany, with approximately 37,000 citizens, offers a rich heritage for their enjoyment. With convenient access to Louisville, Kentucky, across the Ohio River, New Albany offers affordable housing prices and wise investment for cost-conscious consumers who seek vintage property.

Here you’ll find information on residential and commercial historic properties in New Albany’s downtown core currently listed for sale -- even living spaces for lease or rent and property for sale through the sheriff's office.  Also, you’ll find New Albany’s history, its prevalent architectural styles, and information on tax incentives and other tools to help revitalize the community. 

Click on the price range that appeals to you or browse the site to find the home or business that fits your needs. 

Please visit often. We continuously add links that can assist you as you embark on rehabilitation projects. And, of course, we’ll announce historic properties as they come on the market.  


Rehabbing your historic home?

The Southern Regional Office of Indiana Landmarks may have:

  • Exactly the right door.
  • Precisely the match for the beadboard you're filling in.
  • The newel post that could beautifully attach to your stair railing.

Arrange a visit to our Salvage Cellar in the Kunz-Hartman House, 911 State Street in New Albany. Call 812/284-4534 during our office hours of 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.

We store selected treasures from buildings lost to demolition. We're thrilled when you can reuse the pieces. So we willingly keep the prices low. 


The sponsor and contributors invite you to join us in continuing efforts to revitalize New Albany.

Proud sponsor of this Web site:
     Develop New Albany

Delighted to contribute:
     Indiana Landmarks 
     David Barksdale, Floyd County Historian

     New Albany Historic Preservation Commission
     HALO Applications and Communications

Featured Listings
Amelia Hammersmith House
1702 DePauw Avenue
New Albany, IN 47150
$325,000

The c.1924 Amelia Hammersmith House is located on beautiful DePauw Avenue, a gracious, tree-lined street that offers one of New Albany’s most desirable addresses. The neighborhood, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is located adjacent to historic New Albany High School and within walking distance of churches, stores, and other schools. Charles and Amelia Hammersmith purchased this lot in July 1919 from Letitia DePauw but did not have the home constructed until about five years later.

For more information contact Semonin Realtors' Nancy Stein (502/296-4306, nstein@semonin.com) or Rachel Gish (502/876-3595, rgish@semonin.com). 

Galbraith-Dishman-Hedden House
916 East Elm Street
New Albany, IN 47150
$410,000

Here’s your oasis in the city! This Civil War-era house boasts a fascinating history and plenty of historic character, in the heart of the East Spring Street Historic District. But it also offers an abundance of updates and an unbelievably inviting and green back yard that will make you feel miles away from the urban bustle. Hurry – this one won’t last long!  

For more information contact Rebecca Brashear, Schuler Bauer Real Estate, at 502/240-2801 or rebeccabrashear@schulerbauer.com). 

Silliman-Ayres-Lindsay-Richardson-Lapsley House
612 East Main Street
New Albany, IN 47150
$849,900

This grand Second Empire residence, built in 1845, was home to one of New Albany’s most interesting and successful women, Mary Ann Silliman-Ayres-Lindsay-Richardson-Lapsley. Located in the heart of the Mansion Row Historic District and with easy access to the Ohio River Greenway and downtown, this property currently includes eight rental units and has recently been rehabilitated. 

For more information, contact Front Porch Properties - Lopp Real Estate's Alison Koopman or Kristin Nolot, at 502/230-7878 or info@frontporchprop.com

Herley-House House
1608 Shelby Place
New Albany, IN 47150
$219,900

Located on beautiful, National Register-listed Shelby Place, this bungalow needs some TLC but offers a great location and a surprising amount of space! Constructed in 1913, the house may have been designed and built by Stephen Day and Sons Contractors, a prominent New Albany firm that built several other homes along Shelby Place. Although it was previousy divided into a duplex, it could easily be returned to single family use.

For more information contact Tami Campbell, Kentuckiana Real Estate, at 502/550-4593


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