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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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St. Joseph's Church
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Community Reunion Week ParadeOn June 17, 1930, a parade was one of many events that celebrated “Community Reunion Week” over a four day period. Eight bands, twenty floats and just about every community organization participated. Following the parade, huge community entertainment venues were set up at the Elks Park and the State Armory. Pic of the Week June 26, 2014
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Chaffee Silk MillThe Chaffee Silk Mill, pictured on the corner of Church and Valley in a building erected in 1872. J. Dwight Chaffee manufactured high quality silk thread and silk fishing lines from this site, well into the 20th century. This building was also fell victim to early 1970s city redevelopment, and today is the site of the Windham Courthouse.
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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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Willimantic Lumber and CoalOn September 19, 1940, a fire destroyed Willimantic Lumber and Coal. The first firefighters on the scene found flames shooting more than 100 feet in the air. Thousands gathered to watch the fireman as they doused the flames. The intense heat damaged several surrounding buildings and blistered structures on the opposite side of Church Street.
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VFW Boys Drum and Bugle Corps This photo was taken in 1932 and show the Boys Drum and Bugle Corps which was sponsored by the VFW’s local Gold Star Post. The newly crowned “State Junior Champions” had won several prizes at a competition. The group was made up largely of sons of veterans.
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Memorial Plaque - Windham Center
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Main Street ParadeThis circa 1895 photo was a favorite of the late Chronicle publisher Mrs. Lucy B. Crosbie who said that parades were a prelude to many local activities since a parade called attention to the event. She also liked that photo because she felt that it was a spontaneous idea to take a photo. Since the exposure could have taken as long as two minutes, several people and a wagon moved on before the photo was set and it left the ghostly images that are seen in the photo.