The Stoner House
Winner of the 2011 Historic Preservation Trust C. Emlen Urban Preservation Award Logo (see photos folder) The Stoner House is located at 601 Granite Drive in the heart of the Overlook Community Park in Manheim Township. The house faces the new Manheim Township Library and sits beside the renovated Stoner Barn which houses The Stoner Grille and The Barn at Stoner Commons a private and public event facility. It is perfectly positioned as the central location of community activities on the main street of the Overlook Community Campus.
The purpose of the project is to provide an accessible, restored historical farmhouse on the Overlook Community Campus main street with an educational history museum and home for the Historical Society for the beneﬁt of the Manheim Township community, especially our children.
The Stoner House Restoration
Restoration of a historic homestead, circa 1750, in Overlook Community Park. 1991 Historical Sites Survey UpdateIn order to prevent more historical sites from disappearing, it is crucial to understand the current state of buildings in the Township and to advocate for improved protection of historical sites. A preliminary review in 2013 concluded that of the 750 sites on the original 1991 survey, 64 (8.5%) of the sites no longer remain:
Level 1 (highest rated): 5 of 35 (14.3% demolished)
Level 2: 14 of 96 (14.6% demolished)
Level 3: 28 of 263 (10.6% demolished)
Level 4: 10 of 100 (10% demolished)
Level 0 (unrated): 7 of 256 (2.7% demolished)