KNHS is excited to announce that we have received an Award of Merit from The Kalamazoo Historic Preservation Commission for our rehabilitation of 744 Forest St. and our ongoing contribution to the preservation of the historic character of Kalamazoo. We are grateful for this recognition by the Historic Preservation Commission, and will continue to fearlessly work on historic properties and in the historic districts.

744 Forest is a home in our Lease Purchase program that was rehabilitated in 2012 in partnership with the City of Kalamazoo.  KNHS staff took great care to respect the historic character and materials of this building, while updating it to meet modern housing standards. Improvements included window restoration and weatherization, whole house insulation, refinishing of hardwood flooring, new kitchen and bath, and high efficiency appliances and HVAC system.