Indiana Landmark's Press Announcement for Outstanding Preservation Award

The Howard School Restoration Group won an Outstanding Restoration Award for rescuing and transforming the one-room brick schoolhouse in rural Boone County. Built in 1881 in a simple form of the Italianate style, it served as a school until 1916. Four brick walls were all that remained after nearly a century without use. A band of volunteers formed a nonprofit in 2003 to restore the building. The Howard School Restoration Group partners with the school corporation, bringing today‚Äôs kids out to experience what life was like in an 1880s school.  Bill Coan, Jack Belcher, and other board members accepted the award.

March 2010

The Indiana Historic Preservation Award for Outstanding Restoration Effort

to Save and Preserve Howard School

from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archeology

September 2009

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

August 2011

Outstanding Restoration Award from the Indiana Landmarks

Howard School's National Register Listing

Enter Resource Name: Howard School - State: Indiana

The Howard School was honored with the presentation of a framed National Register of Historic Places certification by Indiana Department of Natural Resources Senior Architectural Historian Paul C. Diebold.


Listed on the Indiana Register of Historic Sites and Structures

You can see the listing by signing into the SHAARD database. 

Use these instructions:

Enter as a Guest - Accept Conditions - Select Survey: National Register - Select County: Boone - Historic Name: Howard School

Howard School SHAARD Entry

Howard School SHAARD Entry 2