Historic Preservation News & Events


Remo Belli Honored with Historical Marker

A new historical marker has been placed at 127 W Twelfth Street to honor Remo Belli. Remo was born in the home in 1927 and graduated from Mishawaka High School in the class of 1945.

After service in the U.S. Navy, we moved to California to pursue his career as a drummer. He founded Remo, Inc, creating the Weather King synthetic drum head.

Remo died in 2016, and the sign was unveiled on June 22nd, 2022, which would have been Remo’s 95th birthday. His sister, Elsie (Belli) VanBruaene, along with other friends and family, attended the ceremony, which included a performance by the Mishawaka High School drumline.

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.

HPC Honors Elizabeth Ann Richardson

On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, the Mishawaka Historic Preservation Commission honored Elizabeth Ann Richardson with the placement of a historical marker at Richardson's former home located at 834 Lincolnway East. Ms. Richardson volunteered with the American Red Cross in 1944 during World War II, serving as a Clubmobile captain.