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Gallery 23 - 50s and 60s Willi


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Gallery 24 - Willi at Night


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Gallery 25 - People Parade


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Gallery 26 - People


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Gallery 27 - Groups


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Gallery 28 - Fires


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Gallery 29 - St. Mary School fire


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Gallery 30 - 1938 Hurricane


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Gallery 31 - Trade Cards


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Gallery 32 - Tinker Ted's


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Gallery 33 - Around Town


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Gallery 34 - Redevelopment


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Adams and Company Meat MarketPic of the Week - May 20, 2011
In this pic, we'll start with the building at the very left of the picture. That is 931 Main St. and was once known as "the Gelinas Block" and then "the Mazzola Block". The middle building (with the Eagle Ale sign) is the saloon of Arthur McQuillan. McQuillans was a popular spot. Notice that the sign actually spells his name wrong. While it was "McQuillan in newspaper ads and the city directory, the sign says "McQuillian" - with an extra "i". Maybe it was painted by a patron who had one too many. The building on the right of McQuillan's (the two story house with a business on the street level) was 921-927 Main St. with "S. Adams and Co. Meat Market" at 921. Today it is the site of the Willimantic Public Library. Determining street numbers of past buildings is not always an exact science when applying them to today's buildings. The Library today is listed at 905 Main. Many of the buildings in earlier years consisted of 2 or more addresses depending upon how many floors a building had. But we'll happily accept any corrections

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Courtesy Willimantic Public Library
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ATCO's 1925 Strike
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Thomas Haran BottlesThomas Haran was a bottler and ran a saloon from the Haran Block at 857 Main Street (that was the old Main St. numbering system - our guess is that it was the corner of Walnut and Main). At one time, he was the Foreman of the Montgomery Hose Company Number Two on Jackson St. (Photo courtesy of Stan)
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Willimantic - Summer, 1963
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Willimantic Silk Company TagWillimantic Silk, Inc., organized in 1928, was located on Bridge Street in one of the old Quidnick-Windham Mills buildings. In 1934 it sat idle for five months due to a wage dispute that ended in December. It ran into financial trouble again in 1938. (Photo courtesy of Stan)
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1939 Road WorkThe photo was taken on Mansfield Avenue near Pigeon Road.