Throughout America, there are many historic places worthy of preservation. Each has its own unique set of challenges required to maintain it and allow the public access to it. One such location is The Manor Estate, located at 34614 Avenue 9 in Madera, California.


The Manor Estate is a historical home originally constructed in 1912 as a private residence. Built by famed architect Charles K. Kirby Jr. for his mother, Mrs. Josephine Kirby, the building has had many owners throughout the years. In 1965, The Manor was slated for demolition, but was saved by William and Helen Dean, who moved the home from 1119 “S” Street in Fresno, CA to its current location by cutting it in two pieces. From 1975 to 1993, the home changed ownership several times and in 2015 it was purchased by current owners, The Bishel Family. Their intent was to preserve the history of the Estate and carry on their family’s legacy of farming in Madera.

Today, part of The Bishel Family’s services at The Manor Estate includes opening the residence up to guests for a romantic wedding experience. The country side setting is surrounded by lush orchards and vineyards, making it a magical and inspiring place for nuptials. With a professional staff of event coordinators, the team of Marilyn Kim Design helps brides plan their special day at the Estate.

An important part of any wedding event are the restroom facilities for guests. This can be challenge on-site at exclusive locations such as The Manor Estate, which is why the Estate sought out the expertise of Portable Restroom Trailers. Working with Barbara Bishel and Kim Castiglione of The Manor Estate, PRT helped them design a custom built luxury restroom trailer with ADA compliance.

Take a look at the portable restrooms in use at The Manor Estate:

The 36 foot park model trailer offers portable restrooms that complement the location’s historic look and feel. The trailer includes 10 standard restrooms and 1 ADA-compliant suite for handicap accessibility. Above mount white sinks, oil bronze faucets, dark wood-grained vinyl flooring, and a linen white fiberglass exterior add to the high-end look of the restroom trailer. In addition, brushed nickel lighting, Copperplate countertops, Dark Mahogany stain on the accessories, doors, and vanities, and a Café Cream interior wall color give the restrooms a luxurious finish. Hot water handwash, a stereo system, direction sewer connection with 3/4” city water hook up, 2 A/C units, heat strips and wall mounted heat, a baby changing station in the women’s suite, and a removable tongue and temporary axles complete this custom restroom trailer.

The park model allows a seamless integration on the property by removing the tongue and axels, and makes the restrooms feel like a permanent fixture on the premise. We are very excited for The Manor Estate and hope all the guests they serve have a pleasant experience using the new portable restrooms.