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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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European HouseThe European House, a building that housed a hotel and several stores, occupied the corner of Main and Railroad. It was built in 1861, and partially destroyed by fire in the early 20th century. It was again hit by a fire during World War Two, and demolished. Advertised on the Railroad Street side of the building are the City Drug Store, toilet articles, and cigars and soda.
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European House - another viewThis one shows a bit more of Railroad Street.
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Dr. Thomas Morton Hills Hospital Dr. Thomas Morton Hills Hospital stood on North Street behind the building occupied today by Quinebaug Community College (Todds). It was built in the 1880s and demolished during redevelopment in the early 1970s. Hills was a noted surgeon, an expert in the swift amputation of limbs. Note the Methodist Church at the rear which stood on Church Street, and which was also demolished in 1974.
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The Johnson House The sign says "Hotel Johnson" but it started out as the rebuilt Potter’s Tavern (known as “The Tremont”). It later became known as Young’s Hotel and then as the Johnson House. It was gutted by fire in 1915. The old Nathan Hale Hotel was built on this site.
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Buckingham House The Buckingham House was demolished in 1909 to make way for the new Post Office. It stood on the corner of Main and High, and is pictured here in 1907
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Victorian homeBeyond its cotton thread and railroad links, Willimantic is also renowned for its magnificent Victorian mansions. Here's a view of a few of them, built during the 1890s on Windham Street in the city's famed hill district.
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Willimantic Savings Institute building in the '30sThis 1930s picture shows the Willimantic Savings Institute clock. The Hotel Hooker is on the far left. In the mid 1930s, the Savings Institute building was also home to “The Great A&P Tea Co.”. The next building to the right was “The F&W Grand 5&10”. Pic of the Week November 21, 2013
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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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One of Willimantic's old blacksmith shopsThis pre-1900 photo shows a run down blacksmith shop. If you have any ideas about location of the building shown here, please let us know. Among the possibilities are the area of Bridge Street near Mountain St., Church Street near Valley Street or Pleasant Street near Park Street. Share your thoughts on our Forum or e-mail us - “
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Eight sided house A Willimantic landmark! This unique eight sided house was built in the 1880s by a local carpenter named Charles Beckwith. It stood on the northwest junction of Summit and Walnut Streets in Willimantic's prosperous nineteenth century hill district. It was demolished in the late 1930s, and was one of the few octagonal houses to be found in Connecticut
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Youngs Hotel, Nathan Hale HotelThis photograph was taken between 1892 and 1894. It depicts the north side of main Street, looking west. The main building visible is Youngs Hotel. Young's later became known as The Johnson House Hotel. This was demolished in 1925 to make way for the Nathan Hale Hotel. Also note that there is no Post Office building (1911) or town hall (1896). But the building that houses the former Victorian Lady Restaurant can be seen (1892).
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William Curtis Jillson House The William Curtis Jillson House is located on Route 32. It is pictured here in 1876.
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Johnson HotelIt was built in 1854 and demolished in 1925. (Before the Johnson House, Young's Tavern was at this location. It was razed by fire.) After the demolition of the Johnson House, the Nathan Hale Hotel was then built on that site. What will become of the site now one must wonder.
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Hebard Tavern The historic Hebard Tavern at the junctions of Windham Road and Pleasant Street, or the junctions of the old New London and Middletown turnpikes. It was built by Guy Hebard in 1825, and was Willimantic's first public house. .
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