Historic Preservation Commission
Certified Local Government through the Ohio History Connection
The City of Shelby is proud to be able to preserve it’s history.
About the Commission
Ordinance 20-2014 Historic Landmarks and Buildings was passed by Shelby City Council to preserve Shelby’s distinctive character and its cultural, social, residential, commercial, industrial, educational, political, or architectural heritage for the enjoyment, enrichment, and benefit of the citizens of Shelby. As part of the Ordinance, the Historic Preservation Commission was created. The Commission’s duty is to promote interest in historic preservation and educate Shelby citizens about historic preservation by holding workshops and preparing informational material, as appropriate.
On October 13, 2017, The City of Shelby became a Certified Local Government through the Ohio History Connection. This allows the City to apply for Certified Local Government Grants to identify its historic, architectural, and archaeological resources through surveys, nominate eligible properties and districts to the National Register of Historic Places, further community education on historic preservation; and preserve and rehabilitate historic properties.
Christina Drain, Chairperson
Announcements/News from the Historic Preservation Commission
Meet Shelby’s People Saving Places
Historic place-savers pour their time, energy, and resources into protecting places they care about, often without recognition. Preservation Month 2022 is for them—a national high-five to everyone doing the great work of saving places Read More...
Barn named to local landmark list
Shelby Pure Milk Barn The Shelby Pure Milk barn on Whitney Avenue is the newest historic property to be added to the Shelby Locally Designated Historic Landmark list. Read more about the history Read More...
Preservation Annual Report
Christina Drain, chair, presented the Shelby Historic Preservation annual report to city council Feb. 7, 2022. The report had been previously been emailed to city council members on Jan. 28. Following is a recap provided Read More...
- Shelby Area History & Genealogy
- Richland County- Shelby Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society
- Shelby Museum of History
- Shelby Cycle Historical Society
- National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior Technical Preservation Brief
- Paint Colors through the decades
- Color Scheme Ideas
- 100’s of historic colors