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The beginning......Redevelopment officially began at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 9, 1973. It began at Lincoln
Square and proceeded East. The first building to be razed was the gas station that sat at
the junction of Union and Main. Four other buildings were razed in that first three week
period.
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First 5 buildings to be razedHere is an overview of the first 5 buildings to be razed. Buildings were “released” to the
demolition firm in lots of 5.
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Main St. side of buildingsThis is the Main St. side of buildings that had entrances on both Main and Union Sts. On
the left is Martin’s Home appliances and at the far right is Goettlich’s Furniture store.
The 2 buildings in the middle were vacant at the time but I believe that the smaller one
was, at one time, Rothblatt’s Meat Market.
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Willimantic's Redevelopment periodThis is the southwest corner of Valley and Jackson Streets. From the left, the storefronts were occupied in the 1960s by Superior Electronics and George Bourey’s “College Shop”. The building with “72” painted on it had an entrance on Valley Street and was home to Borodach’s Grocery Store. Joseph "Al" Beaulieu told us that, "the first building to the left was Samson Meat Market, then The College Shop, and Ame Bordack Meat Market, which caught fire on the second floor, we had one of our Fire Fighters go through the floor that night . I believe the building was owned by a Mrs Haddad."
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Martin’s Home appliances
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Goettlich’s Furniture store
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Northwest view of Union StThe Baptist Church is at the far left. If you know the occupants/businesses that were in any of the buildings in this picture, please let us know.
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Union StreetAnother shot of Union St looking west. Photo courtesy of Vin Crosbie
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Demolition of the Pomeroy BlockThe building being demolished was known as "The Pomeroy Block". Some of you may remember that it housed Brennan's Electrical and Noheimer's Market. Across the street (from left to right in the photo) was Melo's Beauty Salon, Olin's Wallpaper Store, a barber shop, Theresa's Dress Shop and Delmar Radio.
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NE corner of Union and TempleThe large building was once known as the "Temple of Fashion". To the right, the small storefront was Rob Roy Jewelers. (Rob's father, Homer Roy, had a barber shop on the Temple St. side of the Temple of Fashion). To the right of Rob Roy's is Morris Hardware.
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Redevelopment continues
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North & ValleyThis building sat on the southwest corner of North and Valley.
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Main Street at corner of Railroad Street
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