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Stonehaven (1888)

Friday, October 17th, 2008 Posted in Houses, Portland, Queen Anne, Shingle Style | No Comments »


Completed in 1887 or 1888, Stonehaven is an impressive Queen Anne style house on Main Street in Portland. It was built for three sisters from the Brainerd family by their brother. The house acquired its name when it was used as a rental property during World War II. Today, Stonehaven is one of the locations of the Rushford Center, a provider of substance abuse and mental health treatment programs.

The Charles Leonard House (1886)

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008 Posted in Houses, Queen Anne, Windham | 1 Comment »


The Charles Leonard House, an 1886 Queen Anne style home on Walnut Street in Willimantic, features elements of the Stick style.

The Horace B. Cheney House (1895)

Friday, June 13th, 2008 Posted in Colonial Revival, Houses, Manchester, Shingle Style | No Comments »


One of the Manchester mansions of the Cheney family of Silk Manufacturers, the Horace B. Cheney House was built in the mid-1890s. It has a Forest Street address and is also adjacent to the “Great Lawn,” where many of the mansion are located. Horace B. Cheney was the son of Frank Woodbridge Cheney and Mary Bushnell Cheney, the daughter of Horace Bushnell. His brothers were Ward, Howell, Austin and Frank D. Cheney.