September 27, 2023


A Home Grown Success

A new ‘Home’ for decorating ideas opens in Sutton’s Manchaug Village

SUTTON — This old stone creating however has rings on its outside the house partitions to tie a horse’s reins.

Inside of, there are arches from the times when part of the creating served as a Catholic church.

The building at 356 Manchaug Road has served as a market, post office, social hall and a Catholic church over the years.

The creating on a hill that overlooks Manchaug Village and the Blackstone River has served lots of purposes due to the fact it was designed in the 1800s, from the aforementioned church to municipal offices and a typical retailer.

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Currently, it serves as the new home for District V Property, a home style retail store.

Owner Janice Burke, who was born and elevated in Worcester’s District 5, has expended most of her grownup life as an inside designer. She determined to open a dwelling decor retail web site to merge her enjoy for style and design and “all points house.”

“I appeared all in excess of Worcester” to come across a acceptable place, said Burke. After some exploration, she located what she was wanting for — loads of room, parking, “a seriously nice area.”

Jamie Burke, owner of District V House, decided to combine her experience in interior design with wares from local vendors.

Record of the location

In accordance to the Sutton Historical Society, the Manchaug Firm Keep Developing at 356 Manchaug Road was created circa 1868 by the B. B. & R. Knight Company (the most significant non-public cotton producer in the planet as documented by the New York Occasions in the early section of the 20th century).

A view of the center of Manchaug Village, with the store on the right.

The building at several times housed a normal retailer and market, village library, submit office, in addition to serving as a gathering and polling place. 

All the rough ashlar granite used in the Manchaug building design was quarried correct in the Manchaug spot off Whitins and Putnam Hill streets.

The community hall on the 2nd flooring, which seated 300, hosted performs, musicals, dances and other local community gatherings.