Most people think of San Francisco when they think of a place with a concentration of beautifully restored Victorian homes. Since Michael Cote's Grand Victorian House Tour has been well received, I wanted to get Manchester on the map and show off some additional local beauties.
In 1846 Manchester was home to the world's largest cotton mill resulting in many affluent businessmen building Victorian homes throughout the city.
Many of these Victorians are located in Manchester's North End, but you will also find them sprinkled on the East and West sides. The first image pictured was the former admissions office for Notre Dame College and is now a private residence. I am working on getting a House Tour...those windows are magnificent!
If you love turrets as much as I do, you can see inside another Manchester Victorian here.
Images: Tanya Lacourse