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Gallery 01 - Main St.


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Gallery 02 - Main St. Postcards


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Gallery 03 - Willimantic


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Gallery 04 - Willi Spots


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Gallery 05 - Footbridge


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Gallery 06 - Postcard Series


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Gallery 07 - Businesses - Pre 1930


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Gallery 08 - Businesses - Post 1930


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Gallery 09 - Early Scenes


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Gallery 10 - Buildings


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Gallery 11 - Churches - Religious


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ATCO Yarn
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Lizee Jewelers Grand OpeningA crowd has gathered on Main Street for the grand opening of Lizee Jewelers. Rene Lizee saw the photo in “The Chronicle” and wrote: “This picture was taken on May 3, 1952. The occasion was the grand opening of Lizee Jewelers located at 696 Main St. The owner was my father, Armand J. Lizee. He moved his original store from the second floor in the same building to the ground level. Rex Restaurant occupied the space on the 1st floor prior to Lizee Jewelers. The crowd gathered in front of the store because my father was to announce the winning ticket for a grand prize offered to all customers.”
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One of the most memorable fires in the city's history ws the St. Valentine's Day fire of 1968. Here, Willimantic firefighters fight the blaze from the Church St. side of the involved buildings. In the below zero temperatures, water froze quickly and created treacherous conditions. The fire, which began about 1:40 A.M. was not declared under control until evening.
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South Windham F.D. at Smith-WinchesterPerhaps early 50s? Photo courtesy of Mike Tirone
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Jordan BlockThis is the Jordan Block. It was completely rebuilt after the devastating fire of 1916.
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Lincoln and Boss LumberyardPic of the Week - June 7, 2012
The photo is of the Lincoln and Boss Lumberyard which was on the west side of North Street and ran parallel to Meadow St. It was bought out in 1924 by the Willimantic Lumber and Coal Co. and their stock (from the North St. location and their storage area at the railroad station) was moved to the Church Street location of Willi Lumber and Coal.