Historic Homes of Cheshire
There will be a talk and discussion on three historical Cheshire properties by Robert Kerson. First, he will discuss the historic Nathaniel/Benedict Ives Homestead, which is currently in danger of demolition. The son (Nathaniel) and the great grandson (Benedict) Deacon Joseph Ives built this house whose later section was built by Benedict, dating from about 1750. Joseph Ive’s great-grandson Benedict went off with George Washington to fight in Manhattan and was soundly defeated. Now, the house is in danger of being torn down after years of neglect.
Second, he will discuss the historic Deacon Joseph Ives home built in 1724 by one of the first, if not first English settler to found the town which today is called Cheshire.
Third, the Steven R. Bradley house will be discussed. Steven R. Bradley was born in 1754 in this house. He was captain of the Cheshire volunteers and served as aide-de-camp to General Wooster during the battle of Danbury. He is credited with writing the 12th amendment to the Constitution.
- Thursday, March 21, 2019
- 6:30pm - 8:00pm
- Mary Baldwin Room, Main Level