|The historic district of Old Tippecanoe City was first created as a special zoning overlay district by an act of the Tipp City Council in December 1974. Ordinance No. 46-74 included standards and guidelines to help preserve the unique historic character of Tipp City's original commercial center and nearby residential areas. Most of this area has also been placed on the National Register of Historic Places, after much work and research done by Tipp City Residents in the 1970s. Outstanding efforts of many individual property owners have resulted in an attractive, vibrant historic district that identifies the Tipp City area to visitors from other areas and anchors our community's cultural heritage for our residents. Succeeding generations have continued the work of preserving and restoring the public spaces and individual private properties that make the Old Tippecanoe City Restoration and Architectural District a distinctive place worthy of special attention. The Historic District boundaries are shown generally in the following map, or download a printable version.
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More information about the Restoration District's rules and guidelines maybe found in the Guidelines Booklet and in Tipp City Zoning Code. A brief overview of the district can be found in the Restoration District Brochure. A Certificate of Appropriateness is required for most improvments to the exterior of any building or property within the district. More detailed information can be found on the Restoration Board web page, or for more information contact City Planner Matt Spring.