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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 walking through HISTORY at Historic Madison!
For more information contact: Historic Madison, Inc. 500 West Street, Madison, IN 47250 or 812-265-2967 / firstname.lastname@example.org
HMI was awarded the prestigious COOK CUP for the Shrewsbury-Windle restoration on April 27, 2019 (click below for a wonderful media clip about the award)
Coronavirus Update- March 2020
To all of our HMI Friends, Volunteers, Members and Donors:
In order to keep our staff and public safe in these uncertain times, Historic Madison, Inc. has made the decision to postpone all events and programs until further notice. The HMI office will also be closed until further notice. HMI, however can be reached by phone 812-265-2967 or email at: email@example.com for any questions or concerns you may have. Thank you for your patience during this period of time and STAY TUNED via our FB, Twitter and Instagram pages as we will still update you on any progress with our properties and programs we will conduct this year!