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Manchester, Connecticut is the next subject in my exploration of the area in which I live. It’s only a few miles from Hartford, but I have spent very little time in the “City of Village Charm” – as its motto states. Like many of the Hartford suburbs, I tend to only visit Manchester to shop.
Silk City is the name that the Cheney Brother’s Silk thread and fabric mills earned the city, beginning in the early 1800s. Woolen mills, sawmills, paper mills and silk mills, powered by several branches of the Hockanum River helped Manchester become a world-renowned manufacturing region.
I went to Manchester in search of those mill buildings. Most have been transformed into apartments and lofts. Preservationists in the area have established three historic districts, one for the city, one for Main Street and one for the Cheney Mills. I also discovered the National Registry of Historic Places nomination forms for all three districts. This leaves me with a lot of research to complete. In the meantime, I have a collection of interesting buildings that I saw on the way to and through the area. You might see some of these again (I’ll try to avoid that) but for today, all I know is that I like them (and their doors). Once again, thank you for viewing these doors and the ones contributed by the other participants. Each week, we collectively present well over 100 doors and many beautiful buildings from around the world. That’s not hyperbole, it’s true.
I am trying one of the Block Editor galleries today. I think they have fixed most of the problems. You can still click to see a slideshow, and the captions will be visible.
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