(CARMEL, Ind.) - Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the City of Noblesville will

host an open house, "Pushing for Progress," on Wednesday, October 26, from 3 to 4:30

p.m. at the Judge Stone House, 107 South 8th Street in Noblesville, Ind. The open house marks

the beginning of the restoration work that will transform the historic home into one of the

Nickel Plate Arts Trail's teaching and cultural centers.


Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects will kick-off the restoration project by replacing the

windows, through a funding partnership with the City of Noblesville. Mayor John Ditslear, who,

at one time, lived in the Judge Stone House, will have the honor of pushing out the first window.



3 p.m. Self-guided tours of Judge Stone House

View renderings

All guests will be invited to sign one of the interior walls of the house. While the wall will

ultimately be painted, everyone at the Pushing for Progress event will become part of the

house's history.

4 p.m. Remarks

  • Brenda Myers, Executive Director

Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau

  • Mayor John Ditslear

City of Noblesville

  • Jonathan Hess, President

Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects


Built in 1849 by Judge Earl S. Stone, the Greek Revival style house is one of the oldest

structures in Noblesville. \While this home is not exuberant or highly ornamented, it is a

substantial home for a small Midwest town in the mid-1800s and this home must have been a

significant construction project and likely drew a lot of attention at the time. It was listed

on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 and the Interim Report of historic

structures, developed by Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, lists the Judge Stone House

with the highest rating possible.


The purchase and restoration of the Judge Stone House and the neighboring house were made

possible in part by innkeepers tax dollars captured from out-of-area visitors which have been \

invested under a tourism bond initiative approved by the Hamilton County Council.


The Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau promotes tourism growth through strategic

marketing, hospitality and community development initiatives. It has welcome centers in Carmel,

Fishers, and Noblesville.