Historic Site Plaques
Since the publication of our Historic Site Plaque Locations book in 2020 that featured 91 addresses, we have added 7 new site plaques. Research and orders are on-going with the intention of a Volume 2 when 40-50 additional plaques have been added to the Old Mandeville Historic District streetscape.
For applications or assistance in researching your home for a site plaque, please contact Nancy Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click icon below to download a copy of the application.
The intent of this program is to promote appreciation of our cultural and architectural heritage through the identification of historical structures, resulting in an accurate guide to our past through our surviving buildings. The historic site plaque is the 'on the street' visual component and is at the very heart of the program making history evident and accessible.
The plaque selected is an 8" by 13" pill shape, wall mount of molded aluminum with laser etched OMHA logo designed by member, Mark Foster. The background is black with lettering and logo in polished silver. The family-owned foundry selected for their construction is located in Michigan.
Based on the 2009 Mandeville survey of historic properties by Sally Reeves and further evidence from archival and land records research, such as that done by OMHA volunteers, each individual plaque will include a circa date of construction and can also include a name based on historical information if applicant wishes.
OMHA offers this research with a $50.00 deposit towards the $175.00 cost of the plaque.
Criteria for inclusion are any of the following:
Listed in the 2009 survey by Sally Reeves
Construction prior to 1950, with supporting research
Architectural integrity or interest
Site of historically significant event or person
"There may have been a time when preservation was about saving an old building here and there, but those times are gone. Preservation is the business of saving communities and the values they embody."
-Richard Moe, National Trust for Historic Preservation