Monday, Feb. 15, 2021

Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. FINISHING TOUCHES Work continues on the Blue River Career Programs’ first new home construction in over a decade, 823 Center St., on property previously owned by Habitat for Humanity. The building trades class originally started in 1973 under the direction of John Wall. At that time, classes met in the old Chambers building at the corner of St. Joseph and Miller streets. The class spent the first two years constructing classrooms, closing up some of the drafty windows and doors, and repairing the leaky roof. In 1976 the class began to construct a house as a project. The first house was built in Berwick and sold for $59,000. After Berwick Manor became full, the program moved to neighboring Clearview Addition. By the early 2000s, their homes were selling in the mid $160,000s.

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