Gresley Residence apartments wins Manchester Historic Association honor

Organization presents six awards in recognition of preservation efforts
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The Gresley Residence on Chestnut Street in Manchester.

The historic Gresley Residence has been named this year’s recipient of the Restoration of a Historic Landmark Award from The Manchester Historic Association, which annually presents the Historic Preservation Awards to recognize and support individuals, businesses and organizations that have made significant contributions to the preservation of buildings, neighborhoods, traditions and other historic resources in the city.

The Gresley Residence involved an extensive renovation project that began in 2015 and included restoration of all 39 residential units and other exterior, interior and landscape remodeling. Matt Menning, owner of The Gresley Residence and principal at Elm Grove Companies, spearheaded the renovation, which included custom replacement cedar balusters by Jeff Roberts of J.S. Roberts Furniture Maker and Carver of Unity and custom stained-glass elements designed by Annette Burgess at Detailed Stained Glass in Concord.

The MHA also recognized five other honorees at its 30th annual Historic Preservation Awards ceremony, held Sept. 8.

It presented the Century Club Award to the Red Arrow Diner, which is celebrating 100 years of operation in 2022. Robert B. and Claudette O. Perreault won the Homeowner’s Award

For their home at 187 Warner St. The Factory on Willow was presented with the Adaptive Reuse Award. Gary Samson was presented with the Individual Achievement Award. And Manchester Water Works won the Stewardship Award for the Operator’s Residence at 1583 Lake Shore Rd.

Nominations for the 2023 Historic Preservation Awards are open. For more information, visit Deadline for nominations is Dec. 3.

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