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Melony Block fire According to the Chronicle story, it was about 10 minutes before all the fire companies were on the scene although “some companies arrived very shortly after the alarm and in a few minutes there were three streams of water on the flames”.In this May 6, 1908 photo (originally from "The Chronicle"), spectators gathered to see the damage done by the fire in the Melony Block.
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Windham Fire CompaniesThis was the Pic of the Week for July 7, 2011. The info says this pic is of the Windham Fire Companies in 1900 and was taken on Pearl st. in Willimantic. From left are: Jarrius Smith, William Swift, Rufus Huntington, William Wales, Henry Page, Edward Burnham, Rufus Rood, Andrew Frink, Charles Larrabee, Charles Rood and William Rood.
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Windham High SchoolAt 2:40 A.M. on April 28, 1913 a fire was discovered at Windham High School. The companies responded promptly but when firefighters reached the school, it was apparent that the fire had progressed rapidly.
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Chapman BlockThe Chapman Block was built in 1876, and this 1894 photograph reveals the companies that were in business. On the left at 804 and 806 is A. C. Andrew Music Store. In the Center is T. R. Congdon's stove and tinware store. On the left is an unnamed flour and grain store.
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Willimantic Gas and Electric Light Company -Pic of the Week - January 10, 2013. These were buildings belonging to the Willimantic Gas Co. and the Willimantic Electric Light Company. They merged in 1900 and the total value of the new company was said to be $120,000. In 1909, the company was bought out by the Rockville-Willimantic Lighting Co. At that time, electricity ceased being produced in Willimantic and was bought from other companies and sent over new transmission lines to Willimantic.
     
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