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.


Kate Curren, Chairperson
Randy Sampsel, Vice Chairperson
Lacy Bessette
Mary Durkin

Announcements/News from the Historic Preservation Commission

Meet Shelby’s People Saving Places

May 11th, 2022|

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

March 13th, 2022|

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

March 13th, 2022|

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...