A new ‘Home’ for decorating ideas opens in Sutton’s Manchaug Village

SUTTON — This aged stone constructing continue to has rings on its outdoors walls to tie a horse’s reins.

Inside, there are arches from the times when element of the developing served as a Catholic church.

The building at 356 Manchaug Road has served as a market, post office, social hall and a Catholic church over the years.

The making on a hill that overlooks Manchaug Village and the Blackstone River has served several uses considering the fact that it was created in the 1800s, from the aforementioned church to municipal places of work and a normal keep.

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These days, it serves as the new property for District V Property, a home design and style retail retailer.

Proprietor Janice Burke, who was born and raised in Worcester’s District 5, has spent most of her grownup daily life as an interior designer. She determined to open up a dwelling decor retail web page to merge her enjoy for layout and “all items household.”

“I seemed all over Worcester” to obtain a appropriate spot, said Burke. Immediately after some investigation, she uncovered what she was on the lookout for — loads of area, parking, “a truly nice location.”

Jamie Burke, owner of District V House, decided to combine her experience in interior design with wares from local vendors.

Heritage of the area

According to the Sutton Historical Culture, the Manchaug Enterprise Retailer Setting up at 356 Manchaug Road was developed circa 1868 by the B. B. & R. Knight Enterprise (the major non-public cotton manufacturer in the earth as documented by the New York Instances in the early portion of the 20th century).

A view of the center of Manchaug Village, with the store on the right.

The constructing at several times housed a standard store and market, village library, publish business, in addition to serving as a accumulating and polling put. 

All the rough ashlar granite used in the Manchaug constructing building was quarried correct in the Manchaug place off Whitins and Putnam Hill streets.

The community hall on the second flooring, which seated 300, hosted plays, musicals, dances and other neighborhood gatherings.