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Buchanan Preservation Society
P.O. Box 357
Buchanan, MI 49107

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Corbin Detgen, President. Tracy Dippo, Treasurer

The Buchanan Preservation Society works to protect and preserve residential, commercial, and industrial neighborhoods and their environments, including specific buildings and structures, while maintaining historic and genealogical records, objects and archives. Join us in using Buchanan's past to help shape its future.

Historic preservation gives us roots, enhances community pride, teaches and inspires, makes our communities more attractive, encourages travel and tourism, stimulates downtown revitalization and economic development , while sustaining the environment.

A Brief History of the Buchanan Preservation Society

Working to Save Buchanan’s Historic Resources.
Following a number of downtown demolitions in the 1960s, a group of people successfully countered a proposal to demolish Pears Mill in the 1980s. Members of that group formally organized the Buchanan Preservation Society in 1981, and went on to educate the community and others about the City’s milling history -- an activity that continues today. It also played a strong role in assisting with the recent rehabilitation of the damaged Millrace that powers the Pears Mill millstones.

When demolition threatened the City’s historic Ross-Sanders property, the BPS convinced the City it could be rehabilitated. In 2012, in partnership with the City and the Gateway Community Foundation, the BPS funded a historic structures report for the property, which will provide guidance for its future repair.

The Buchanan Preservation Society is a 501c3 non-profit volunteer organization. Join us in making a difference!

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