Nickel Plate Arts, Noblesville Preservation Alliance announce October move date for Kincaid House

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (Sept. 17, 2014) - Nickel Plate Arts and the Noblesville Preservation Alliance announced that Wolfe House and Building Movers, from North Manchester, Ind., will move the historic Kincaid House 0.4 miles across 106th Street in Fishers, Ind. on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014.

Site work, including pouring a concrete foundation at the house’s future location on USA Parkway, begins next week and will take at least one week to complete. The day of the move, the Indiana Department of Transportation will close a section of 106th Street on the east side of I-69 the morning of Oct. 4. The move is estimated to take two to three hours.

The total cost of moving the house was originally estimated at $115,000, including site preparation and transportation of the house to the west side of Navient’s Fishers campus. Navient donated the two-acre parcel of land Aug. 15 as a permanent location for the house. Not all final costs are in for the house, but the participating organizations anticipate that costs will come in lower than the original estimate.

The two groups, with support from Hamilton County Tourism and Indiana Landmarks, launched a crowdfunding campaign to help pay for moving the house that runs through Sept. 30.

“While we will continue our fundraising efforts to offset some of the costs of relocating this historic building, we also are looking at ways to keep costs to a minimum,” said Brenda Myers, Hamilton County Tourism executive director and Help Move the Kincaid House project facilitator. “Since it appears our public fundraising campaign will fall short, we currently exploring alternative funding sources in order to accomplish what we all set out to do, which is to save the Kincaid House.”

Since the campaign announcement, Nickel Plate Arts has raised $5,570 in public donations, in addition to a $20,000 lead gift from developer Thompson Thrift and a $2,500 grant from Indiana Landmarks for architectural work.

 

Hamilton County Tourism will match public donations up to $30,000. Tax- deductible donations will be accepted through Sept. 30 at http://movethekincaidhouse.org.

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