Manchester, Connecticut

Cheney Brothers National Historic District Commission

The Cheney Brothers National Historic District Commission is an advisory commission dedicated to promoting, encouraging and securing the preservation and rehabilitation of the Cheney Brothers National Historic Landmark District.  The Commission advises the Planning and Zoning Commission on all development applications for properties in the Historic Zone which is a part of the district.  The Commission also advises the Planning and Zoning Commission on zoning regulation and zoning map amendments, and the Town Board of Directors on publicly funded development activity in the district.

If you own a property inside the Landmark District you may contact the department for advice on renovations or changes you are considering for your property. 

Please refer to the Architectural Design Guildlines - Manchester Historic District for information regarding improvements to historic homes.  

Gary Anderson, Director of Planning and Economic Development, or at 860-647-3044.
   2022 Meeting Schedule
Cheney Commission Members    
Historic District Map  
Preservation and Development Plan 
Past Preservation Award Recipients


Walking Tour on the Great Lawn

Hosted by two members of the Cheney Brothers National Historic District Commission, Saturday June 18 at 1:00 p.m. Popular history walk starting at Fuss & O'Neill, 146 Hartford Road (plenty of parking in the lots west and south of the building). Find out more about the Great Lawn and its former residents on this one-and-a-quarter-hour walk, which will proceed along streets and lawn to view historic mansions and the nine-acre property purchased by the Town in 2005 for open space and historic preservation. Historical Society member and former resident of the Horace Bushnell Cheney House, Tom Ferguson, and Town Historian, Susan Barlow, will comment on the historic landscape and buildings. There is some steep and uneven ground, so participants should wear sturdy shoes or boots. Extreme weather cancels, but the walk will be held if light rain. Free. To view a map of the District on this website, click Cheney Landmark District.

Circa 1900 image of Horace Bushnell Cheney House


CBNHLD Interactive Map provided by Manchester Historical Society.  For information or questions about this map please email or call 860-647-9983.

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May 19, 2022 Canceled
Apr 21, 2022 Agenda
Mar 17, 2022 Agenda Adopted
Feb 17, 2022 Agenda Adopted
Jan 20, 2022 Agenda Adopted