Historic Preservation News & Events

Edgewater Park Virtual Meeting and Next Steps

Earlier this year, the Edgewater Park Neighborhood Association and the Historic Preservation Commission shared the guidelines for a tiered Historic district depending on the rating. Based on feedback that was received at the February meeting, the guidelines about landscaping were lessened, and the guidelines regarding driveways and sidewalks were omitted.

May Is Historic Preservation Month

The Historic Preservation Commission placed approximately 50 signs around the City to highlight houses and/or neighborhoods with historic significance. Contact the City Planning Department at (574) 258-1625 to find out more information on if your house is historic or to have a sign placed in your yard.

Edgewater Park Historic District Guidelines

In the summer of 2018, the Mishawaka Historic Preservation Commission held an informational meeting with the Edgewater neighborhood. Shortly thereafter, a Neighborhood Association was formed and has since held events such as block parties and garage sales.

HPC Honors POW Capt. Richard Brenneman

UPDATED -- On Veteran’s Day, Mishawaka's Historic Preservation Commission held an unveiling of the Captain Richard C Brenneman Historic Marker at 1801 E. Third Street. Placement of the marker was to recognize Captain Brenneman’s 5+ years spent in a POW camp during the Vietnam War. Mr. Brenneman, who retired from the Air Force in 1993, was onhand for the celebration.