Preserving Historic Treasures
in Mishawaka, IN
Mishawaka’s rich 175-year history is proudly admired by all of our residents. To preserve our historic treasures around the city, the Mishawaka Historic Preservation Commission was established in 1990. Mishawaka is a beautiful melting pot of cultures, architecture and communities. We recognize that truly vibrant cities cultivate a mix of historic buildings with a variety of other cultural, commercial and natural resources.
How Do We Serve You?
The Historic Preservation Commission is responsible for the local historic site designation and the restoration of historic neighborhoods and buildings. We safeguard the city’s historic and cultural heritage by preserving sites of significance. Mishawaka has 19 single site landmarks, 12 National Register sites and three multi-site district. Additionally, we are honored to educate the residents about the different methods and merits of preservation.
Mishawaka’s Historic Sites
Take a stroll around Mishawaka and you will see some of the historic landmarks scattered around the city. There’s Will’s Clock, which has helped downtown visitors keep track of their daily schedules since 1871. You can also visit Battell Park for a look back at Mishawaka’s history. First constructed in 1881 as a park, then later a Civil War memorial in 1884, this park continues to memorialize the many eras of Mishawaka. These are just a few of our beloved historic sites. Learn more about all our historic sites and districts!
Get to Know Us
|Chairperson, City Council Member
Need to Get in Touch?
The Historic Preservation Commission normally meets at City Hall on the first Tuesday each month at 4 p.m. in Room 205. All meetings are open to the public. You may also attend a meeting to offer your thoughts or concerns during Privilege of the Floor.