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Junction of Main and Railroad Street in 1974This is a photograph taken of the junction of Main and Railroad Street in 1974, just before the building in the corner was demolished. Railroad Street, which originally ran either side of the footbridge was then relocated to the east of the original site. Railroad Street came into existence during the 1850s to improve access to the new railroad depot, built to accommodate the increased traffic though the borough after the arrival of the Hartford and Providence Railroad. The street took further shape after 1
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Union Railroad DepotWillimantic's Union Railroad Depot, pictured here in 1898, was built in 1882. It replaced the original 1849 station built by the New London and Northern Railroad. Note the water container, the New England RR car, the gas light and the Hooker Hotel cab waiting to take passengers to Willimantic's finest hostelry. The Union Station was demolished in 1955. Note the similarity in design to the extant station at Stafford Springs.
   
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