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Welcome to Manchester

Manchester is one of the most architecturally rich and diverse neighborhoods in the city of Pittsburgh. Manchester encompasses the largest historic district in the city and boasts some of the finest examples of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century architecture in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Manchester Historic Society works to promote the neighborhood and its historic value.

Our Efforts

MHS Cleanup Day
Service

Partnering with the neighborhood.

Service

Partnering with the neighborhood.

MHS partners with neighbors to support projects that improve Manchester in small ways, such as cleanups and beautification projects, and large ways, representing the neighborhood’s interests to government and private developers.

Colonel James Anderson House
Preservation

Preserving the neighborhood.

Preservation

Preserving the neighborhood.

MHS supports restoration and preservation of historic homes, whenever possible. We believe new development should reflect the character of homes and structures already here. Manchester is the city’s largest historic district, and we advocate for continued work that complements our beautiful...

Machester lending library
Education

Helping the neighborhood.

Education

Helping the neighborhood.

MHS provides a ready resource to learn about living in this unique historic district. This includes guidance on renovation and construction within the constraints of our neighborhood's historical designation.

MHS quarterly social
Community

Bringing the neighborhood together.

Community

Bringing the neighborhood together.

MHS hosts and organizes several social events throughout the year. These events are free to all members and designed to bring together the community for socialization and discussion.

1830

Colonel James Anderson House Built

1843

Manchester Designated a Borough

1996

MHS Founded

2016

MHS begins Anderson House preservation

News & Events

The latest news and events from Manchester Historic Society. Our work is funded through donations and a series of fund-raising events. Please check back often to see the latest events.

Showcase Manchester

Showcase Manchester 2019

Join Manchester Historic Society for our annual house (and more)...

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1337 West North Avenue

John and Sarah Pettit had 1337 W North Avenue built...

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1410 Pennsylvania Avenue

One of a small number of Gothic Revival houses on...

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