Press Release


Tour of Local Homes May 21


May is National Historic Preservation Month, and the Historic Homes Preservation Group (HHPG) of the North Manchester Historical Society is celebrating by offering a tour of homes restored by the HHPG over the past several years.


The tour will begin at the Center for History at 122 E. Main Street at 6:15.  A short program will offer information about the Small House Movement, a trend that promotes living in smaller living units as an alternative to the huge suburban houses that have been the style in the past few years. 


Transportation will then be provided to the sites of several smaller homes in North Manchester that have been renovated by the HHPG group.  One of the homes is the group’s current project on West Third Street.  Other homes to be visited are on E. South Street and Grant Street.  The “pink house” Bond Street will also be on the tour; it was renovated last year and has been a rental property to Manchester University students for many years.


The HHPG has been active in North Manchester for over 6 years.  In that time, it has rescued six properties from being demolished or made into rental units, including the historic Cigar Factory.  The group is delighted that several of the properties they renovated have been purchased by first-time homeowners who had not thought it possible to own their own homes.  The homeowners have graciously allowed us to visit their homes for the tour.


Join us in celebrating the architectural heritage of our town and viewing restored properties that keep us a vibrant community.  Contact the Center for History at 260-982-0672 for further information.