HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
City Administration | Council & Boards | Police & Emergency | Maintenance & Utilities | Cemetery | Historic Preservation
The City Council established a Historic Preservation Commission in 2008 and became a Certified Local Government through the state in 2009. Over the years, they have gone to and hosted trainings, received several historic preservation grants, completed site inventory forms for over sixty properties, helped property owners determine appropriate ways to rehabilitate their historic buildings, and completed a nomination for the Downtown Commercial District and the historic water tower to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Interested in the history of Manning buildings? Below are links that are sure to peak that interest for several properties. Complete site inventory forms or more information can be obtained at City Hall: 712-655-2176; firstname.lastname@example.org
City Clerk/Administrator Dawn Meyer serves as the staff to the Historic Preservation Commission. For more information, contact 712-655-2176 or email@example.com
Local Historian Dave Kusel has a wealth of historic data on his website.
The Carroll County Geneological Society has a lot of research on people buried in the area. More on their website:
Historic Water Tower
Manning's 1903 water tower isn't like other small-town water towers. It has a very unique history. Designed by Iowa State professor Anston Marston and college freshman (and Manning native) Henry Brunnier, it has more history than most people realize. Because of the unique history, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Click here for more information.
Historic Building Information
The Commercial Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015. The National Register Nomination form is the most in-depth look at the twenty-six historic buildings downtown and a synopsis of the history of Manning's commercial downtown. The full nomination form is available here. COMMERCIAL HISTORIC DISTRICT NATIONAL REGISTER NOMINATION FORM