Historic Preservation News & Events

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.

Historic Mishawaka Coloring Contest

The Mishawaka Historic Preservation Commission is sponsoring a coloring contest to be judged at the Mishawaka Heritage Festival, August 10th in Merrifield Park. Entries will be divided into three categories: Children (5-11), Teens (12-17), and Adults (18+). Prizes include Strikes and Spares gift certificates, a preserved piece of Main Jr. High gym floor, and more.