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

SUTTON — This old stone developing still has rings on its exterior partitions to tie a horse’s reins.

Inside, there are arches from the days when component of the constructing 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 setting up on a hill that overlooks Manchaug Village and the Blackstone River has served numerous applications considering that it was designed in the 1800s, from the aforementioned church to municipal workplaces and a basic retail store.

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Right now, it serves as the new household for District V Dwelling, a home layout retail retailer.

Operator Janice Burke, who was born and raised in Worcester’s District 5, has expended most of her adult existence as an inside designer. She resolved to open a residence decor retail site to blend her like for style and “all issues house.”

“I seemed all in excess of Worcester” to come across a ideal locale, reported Burke. Following some exploration, she identified what she was wanting for — a great deal of place, parking, “a genuinely nice locale.”

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

History of the location

In accordance to the Sutton Historical Society, the Manchaug Corporation Shop Constructing at 356 Manchaug Highway was crafted circa 1868 by the B. B. & R. Knight Business (the largest non-public cotton manufacturer in the planet as claimed by the New York Occasions in the early component of the 20th century).

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

The setting up at a variety of situations housed a typical keep and sector, village library, write-up place of work, in addition to serving as a collecting and polling area. 

All the rough ashlar granite made use of in the Manchaug creating development was quarried correct in the Manchaug region off Whitins and Putnam Hill roadways.

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