Cheney Brothers Historic District

Bounded by Hartford Rd., Laurel, Spruce, and Lampfield Sts., Manchester, Connecticut


Street View 


This 175-acre milling community commemorates the Cheney family's silk manufacturing enterprises. With over 200 mill buildings, worker houses, churches, schools, and the Cheney family mansion, this is an excellently preserved example of a 19th to early 20th century paternalistic mill town. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, June 2, 1978

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 2, 1978
Reference number
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival; Victorian
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Institutional housing; Manufacturing facility
Current functions
Single dwelling; Manufacturing facility; Multiple dwelling
Periods of significance
1950-1974; 1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1825-1849; 1925-1949
Significant years
1838; 1954
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 241
Non-contributing buildings: 5

Update Log 

  • October 5, 2017: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett