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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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Hotel HookerThe Hotel Hooker was built by Chauncey Simeon Hooker in the 1880s, and was considered to be the finest hotel and hostelry between Hartford and Providence. It boasted a fine restaurant and pool rooms. It benefited greatly from the city's increased railroad traffic. Note the passenger transportation stood on Bank Street, ready to take guests to the railroad station.
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Main St. - West
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The Knights of Columbus Boys BandThe Knights of Columbus Boys Band stands in front of the north door of Natchaug School. . It was organized in 1917 by Charles Wheeler and played at Willimantic events until the early 1930s. They are in front of the north door of Natchaug School. This band started out as "The American Boy's Band" and was part of a local Boy Scout Troop. When the troop lost its charter, Wheeler was able to get a new sponsor - the Knights of Columbus. Years later, the band became known as "The Thread City Cadets.
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St. Mary School fireCourtesy Stan
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Gem Movie Theater The YMCA and the Gem Movie Theater were built in 1912. They are pictured here in 1963, shortly before the frontages disappeared below decorative concrete blocks.
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Main Street at corner of Railroad Street
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Willimantic - Summer, 1963
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Delivery Wagon of the A.C. Andrews Music Co.Last week’s photo showed the delivery wagon of the A.C. Andrew Piano and Music Store. In the early 1900s, the store, which sold “musical goods of every description, pianos, organs and stationery”, was located at 804 Main Street in the Chapman Block (known also as the Tin Tsin Building). Pic of the Week September 26, 2013