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Willimantic's Finest Willimantic's Finest are pictured here in this 1892 photograph, posing outside the old police station on the west side of Church street. The building in the rear was built by the Natchaug Silk Company in 1889, and fronted onto North Street. The police station was removed to the town hall in 1894, but this structure continued to be used as a lock up when the cells at the town hall were full.
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Obwebetuck Hotel / Houston InstitutePic of the Week - August 16, 2012 The Obwebetuck Hotel opened in either 1888 or 1889. It was popular as a summer resort and also used for such gatherings as the June, 1889 First Annual (Windham?) High School Alumni Banquet. By December, 1892, the Obwebetuck Hotel had been leased by “The New England Housian Narcotic Cure Company”. Dr. W.D. Waller of Columbia was appointed as house physician. By 1897 it was known as Dr Rose’s Sanitarium. On April 4, 1907 a devastating fire completely destroyed what by then was called Grand View Sanitarium. 16 inmates escaped the fire.
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Murray BlockEveryone knows it today as Hurley's Department Store, but here it is pictured just two years after it was built on the site of the old Brainerd Hotel. It was built by Scotsman Hugh Murray in 1892, and known by several generations as the Murray Block, or Murray's Boston Store.
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Statue of Columbus at St. Joseph's HospitalIn early 1892, in recognition of his sterling service for St. Joseph Church, the Reverend Father Florimond DeBruycker was granted leave by the Diocese to tour Europe and to visit his hometown in Belgium. He was greatly missed, and was warmly welcomed on his return. His Catholic church in Belgium, recognizing that 1892 was America's bicentennial, gifted DeBruycker a statue of Christopher Columbus. He planned to unveil it on Columbus Day. It depicted Columbus in the act of stepping on American soil for the first time, bearing a cross and a banner. The statue was fitted on a pedestal, and placed in the grounds of the new convent.
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Samuel Amidon's Grocery StoreThe former Victorian Lady building is pictured shortly after its erection in 1892, when it served as Samuel Amidon's Grocery Store, replete with the smell of "salted cod and molasses."
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