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These aerial photographs were taken in 2009 by Gary Heckman of North Manchester. Gary has granted to NMHS permission to post online some of his digital aerial photography of North Manchester and vicinity. If you want to order prints of these views or place a special order to photograph specific locations, you can contact Gary at These aerial views offer a special perspective on the meander of the Eel River, railroads, highways and bridges, the rich farm soil, streets, our downtown retail and residential areas, businesses and factories, public buildings, college campus, retirement communities, landmarks, and prevalence of trees.

Hartsough Farm, 1 mile south of N. Manchester.
Gross-Kindy Farm, 1 mile east of Liberty Mills.
Briarwood, northwest of SR 13.
Manchester College Athletic Fields by the Eel River (Kenapocomo).
Wintry Scene.
Market and 9th Streets; Warvel Park and water tower at upper right.
MC Student Union, newly remodeled.
Timbercrest. East Street at bottom, SR 13 at top.
Country Residences.
Facing East towards Liberty Mills. Site of former covered bridge and Comstock farm.
Looking North to Main Street from above N.M. covered bridge.
Intersection Mill and Main Streets. CVS on right.
Intersection Main and Walnut Streets at bottom. Post Office and Old Sheller Hotel on Second Street.
Main and Elm Streets. Grandstaff-Hentgen (Bender) Funeral Service. Old library at right.
Frantz Lumber Co.
Pizza Hut and Shopping Center. Former site of N.M. Airport.
Intersection SR 114 and SR 13. McDonalds, Harting Furniture, Butterbaugh One-Stop, Cripe Farm.
Industrial Park, upper right. Shopping Center and Mobile Home Park.
Strauss-Provimi, Jamestown Apartments, mobile homes.
Formerly Peabody Factory, alongside railroad.
MCS Junior High and High Schools, Recreational Fields.
Heckman Bindery (HF Group); Manchester College at upper left; Eel River at top.
Facing South. Main Street at center.
Above Walnut Street looking South. Main Street. Market Street on right.
Main Street at right middle. Methodist Church.
Wooded estate on Meridian Road.
Briarwood Subdivision beside railroad.
Intermediate School, Laketon.
Looking East. Intersection SR 114 and SR 13 at bottom.
Peabody Retirement Community and Oaklawn Cemetery on left. SR 114 and SR 13 at bottom.
Railroad on left; Eel River on right; Public Safety Building with green roof.
Downtown North Manchester alongside the Eel River.
Intersection Market and Main Streets. Zion Lutheran Church and bridge.
Main Street with Walnut and Mill Streets. Eel River at bottom.
Downtown North Manchester. Market Street. River bend.
SR 114 crossing Eel River east of downtown business district.
Downtown North Manchester. Main-Market-Walnut-Mill Streets.
Looking North. MC campus. East Street crossing SR 13. Eel River on right.