Restorations that save yesterday for tomorrow
Noble House: Before Landmarks Restoration
The Noble House was built by banker and real estate investor B.F. Noble in 1850, when the area north of Madison Avenue was an upscale neighborhood home to Montgomery's elite. By the 1940s the area had become more commercial and the building underwent drastic modifications to accommodate a tire and automotive business. Acquired by the Landmarks Foundation in 1998 and assisted by Community Block Grants and private individuals, restoration began six years ago, working from a faded black and white photograph of a 19th century painting of the structure.
Noble House: After Landmarks Restoration
The Noble House reopened in fall 2009. The original floorplan, woodwork and decorative finishes have been recreated. The stately building includes eight office suites, many with decorative fireplaces and mantles, with newly added modern amenities—a kitchen, restroom and workspace. A grand staircase leads to the upper level, where visitors will find half of the building's offices and a lovely central balcony. The Noble House now emerges as major contributor to the streetscape of Old Alabama Town and the Riverfront revitalization efforts.
This Noble House restoration project is just one of 50 examples where the Landmarks Foundation has rescued and restored a historic Montgomery gem.