"It has been said that, at its best, preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future."

      - William Murtagh, first keeper of the National Register of Historic Places

The elegance of Our breathtaking Architecture can be found in our historic homes, mansions, and structures.   Over a century of exquisite architectural  designs.  Visit our revitalizeD neighborhood and view the allure of the past come back to life.

Use this website to plan your visit and get a preview into some of the most beautiful structures in the midwest.

Preserve, Renovate, Revitalize.

Museum Hill and St Joseph is known for its community network of everyday DIY home owners bringing century old homes back to life.  Click to see before and after photos; as well as, potential homes on the market.

MUSEUM HILL

Apple Blossom Parade!

May 6th - The Third Oldest Apple Blossom Parade Festival in the United States.  Come visit Museum Hill and enjoy the historical parade.

Elegant

History of Museum Hill

Following the Civil War; St. Joseph had an enterprise boom which resulted in amazing architectural residential and public development.  The hill surrounding the central business district became popular residential enclaves and Museum Hill benefited from growth.  Victorian Style-Single Family Residences was the prevalent style; with examples ranging from modest cottages to elaborate mansions.  The Great Depression stagnated economic growth and many of these homes appeared lost to time.  With a strong neighborhood association and a DIY attitude; these beautiful homes are coming back to life.  Museum Hill is like taking a stroll through the late 1800s.  Our Museum Hill Association helps maintain this appeal and encourage further development.  Our goals include: 

  • To foster community improvement;
  • To encourage restoration and preservation of historic properties; and
  • To stabilize the community by fostering civic pride.