About MHS

Welcome to MHS

Manchester Historic Society was founded in 1996 to help preserve and promote the history of Manchester. MHS’ initial focus was on encouraging the retention and restoration of historic homes in the neighborhood, but our mission has expanded to supporting the neighborhood through two annual cleanup days, showcasing Manchester’s success stories on our annual house tour, supporting neighborhood organizations and projects, and preserving our organization’s “new” home, the Colonel James Anderson House (c. 1830).

Manchester is located just minutes from downtown Pittsburgh and offers the advantages of community living in the midst of the larger urban experience.  We’re minutes from the North Shore, major sports and cultural attractions, the casino and the Federal Street renewal.  We’re easily accessible from all parts of the region.  Located along the east bank of the Ohio River, Manchester is roughly bounded to the north by the Conrail Railroad, to the west by Chateau Street, to the east by Allegheny Avenue and to the south by Western Avenue.

About MHS

Our Mission


MHS partners with neighbors to support projects that improve Manchester in small ways, such as cleanups and beautification projects, and large ways, representing the neighborhood’s interests to government and private developers.


MHS provides a ready resource to learn about living in this unique historic district. This includes guidance on renovation and construction within the constraints of our neighborhood's historical designation.


MHS supports restoration and preservation of historic homes, whenever possible. We believe new development should reflect the character of homes and structures already here. Manchester is the city’s largest historic district, and we advocate for continued work that complements our beautiful neighborhood.