Enriching our community’s future by valuing its past for over 50 years.
Come for a Visit . . . Stay for a Lifetime!
Beautifully nestled against the protective hills of Southern Indiana, Madison flourished as a river town early in the heyday of the river. Settlers migrating from eastern seaboard states resulted in the development of a collection of important early architecture. Thousands of homes, a commercial district, and industries were built, many surviving today.
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Windle founded Historic Madison, Inc., a not for profit historic preservation organization in 1960. Historic Madison, Inc. has played a key role for the preservation, restoration, education and development of Madison’s 133 block historic district.
While other communities were modernizing and removing its history, Madison began to rebuild and improve its historic resources.
Madison’s historic district contains a rare intact collection of early 19th and 20th century architecture. Historic Preservation and indeed, Heritage Tourism have been a major contributing factor in sustaining and advancing Madison. The area along its beautiful riverfront consists of approximately 1500 historic residential, commercial and industrial structures.
Under the leadership of a volunteer board of directors, Historic Madison, Inc. continues to have a huge impact in the city of Madison. The organization is an advocate for the preservation and sensitive development of the historic district.
Historic Madison, Inc. spearheaded the designation of the entire city historic district a National Historic Landmark District, the highest recognition on a national level. We hope you enjoy your visit to Madison, and please visit one of our many properties that we own and operate to experience Historic Madison!
Small Town Sunday: Madison
(Thanks to Lexie Scheen and WLKY News, Louisville, Ky)
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