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Southwest view WillimanticThis is a circa 1837 drawing by John Warner Barber of the southwest view Willimantic. The Windham Manufacturing Company's cotton mills can be seen on the left. This wooden bridge over the Willimantic River was constantly being damaged by floods, and was eventually replaced by the largest stone arch bridge in Connecticut, built by Lyman Jordan in 1869
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The Commercial Block and the Turner BuildingThe Commercial Block (661-677 Main St.) and the Turner Building (679-685 Main St.) were destroyed in the Saint Valentine’s Day fire of 1968. At the time the photo was taken, the buildings were occupied by the Grand Union Tea Company, Towne Photographers, Bowman’s Tailor Shop, Yonclas Confectionary, Danahey’s Barber Shop, Dondero’s Pool Room, Hunt’s Clothing Store and Giles Hardware. Pic of the Week for October 17, 2013.
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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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The Central Building - pictured circa 1910The Central Building stood on the corner of Center and Union Streets. It was home, over the years, to Woods Restaurant, Wood’s Smoke Shop, a billiards room, Potvin’s Barber Shop, Durand’s Barber Shop, a shoe repair shop and a variety store. It was scheduled to be demolished as part of Willimantic's Redevelopment Plan when a fire on Oct. 31,1971 ravaged the building and left 32 people homeless.
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FiresDurand's Barber Shop - Valley St. Ext.
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Potvin's Beauty Salon and Barber ShopPotvin’s Beauty Salon and Barber Shop was located at 23 Union Street. John Potvin Jr., Louisa Potvin and their son Arthur can be seen in the doorway of their new business.
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