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Gallery 01 - Main St.


Gallery 02 - Main St. Postcards


Gallery 03 - Willimantic


Gallery 04 - Willi Spots


Gallery 05 - Footbridge


Gallery 06 - Postcard Series


Gallery 07 - Businesses - Pre 1930


Gallery 08 - Businesses - Post 1930


Gallery 09 - Early Scenes


Gallery 10 - Buildings


Gallery 11 - Churches - Religious

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Barrows Avenue (list of names of residents)Barrows, Chappell and Tanner Avenues were located on West Main Street in the approximate area where Stop and Shop is now located. Housing on those streets was built in 1943 as part of the Federal Public Housing Authority's attempts to provide housing for workers in military establishments and businesses that did production work for the military. After the war's end, many returning soldiers lived there temporarily.
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Cardinal SaloonPic of the Week - December 13, 2012. This is the interior of the Cardinal Saloon, located in Sodom at Cardinal Square. It was open from 1909-1919 and was run by Sylvanie Cardinal. It was one of the centers of French-Canadian social life.
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A reader's question.....Picture submitted by: Gloria Peterson -" I am trying to find out where this picture was taken. It looks like Columbia. This picture has a date on it of August 9, 1931. If anyone knows can you please confirm the area. I am working on a family scrapbook." Art W. Hall, Jr. wrote, "this is hairpin curve on route 2 Mohawk Trail a little east of North Adams, MA. Art sent a picture taken years earlier and it is the next one in our gallery.
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Bridge StreetPhoto courtesy of The Mill Museum. See their website at
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ReviloPic of the Week - March 13, 2011
The postcard says, "Revilo, Willimantic, Conn.".
Does anyone know where or what it was? There were several people with the first name Revilo in the Willimantic/Mansfield area. I am wondering if Revilo might be the name of the boat in the picture? Art Hall gave us some good info. He says, " I looked in "Images of America - Coventry" and found similar photos ... with the same type of boats. No mention of Revilo. The captions say there were 4 boats owned by L. E. Wadsworth and used for giving a leisurely tour around Lake Wamgumbaug. "
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Memorial Day, 1911This photo shows the 1911 Memorial Day parade.The drum belonged to Wheeler's American Band which accompanied the Police Department in that parade and behind Wheeler's was the local National Guard Company, Company "L". In back of Company "L" is the French-Canadian paramilitary organization, Garde Florimond. They had already marched up Main St. and were "picking up" the Grand Army of the Republic and Women’s Relief Corps Floral Wagon, The Spanish-American War veterans and a large contingent of children from Natchaug School for the march to Willimantic Cemetery. The parade of 1911 was the first in which a group of schoolchildren was asked to participate. Pic of the Week September 5, 2013
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Latham's Market - North WindhamPic of the Week - September 6, 2012
"Eindham History Buff" told us that, "Latham's super market stood on the corner of old RT6 and Bassetts Bridge Rd. It extended out over the bank, and was supported by abutments. Evidece of these still exist.If you travel back up old rte.6 towards RT6 you will find the old foundation of the Rocky Spring Soda Co. ,with a huge pile of old broken soda bottles littering the bank."