Historic House Tour to Benefit MHS

Historic House Tour to Benefit MHS

Historic House Tour to Benefit MHS

The public is invited to tour Breezy-Bank in Manchester Village, built in 1900, as a fundraiser for the Manchester Histrocial Society.

The public is invited to tour Breezy-Bank in Manchester Village, built in 1900, as a fundraiser for the Manchester Histrocial Society.

On Saturday, October 15, Elise and Rob Redmond are graciously opening their home, Point O’ View, in Manchester Village for exclusive house tours as a benefit event for the Manchester Historical Society. The house, built in 1900, was known as Breezy-Bank. It was sold in 1920 to Bartlett and Louisiana Arkell and renamed Point O’ View. After Louisiana’s death, Mr. Arkell remarried, and renovations were done, designed by architect McGill Smith who also planned the Ekwanok Country Club and several other Manchester Village buildings. Arkell was a successful businessman, ultimately serving as the president of Beech-Nut Packing Company for 50 years. Growing up surrounded by art, he became an art connoisseur, filling his homes with the art of Winslow Homer, Gilbert Stuart, Frederick Remingon and others. The house has had changes over the years, but the Redmonds’ recent renovations retain the warmth and elegance of their turn-of-the-century, ten-bedroom ‘cottage.’

Each hour-long, accompanied tour is limited to 15 people, held at 1, 2 or 3 p.m. Tickets must be purcahsed in advance at $50 each; email info@manchesterhistoricalsocietyvt.org or call
802-549-4582.

Proceeds from the tour will support MHS as it continues to collect, preserve, interpret and present the story of Manchester through the research collection, exhibitions, programs and
publications.

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