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Bridge over the horseshoe bend of the Shetucket River This bridge over the horseshoe bend of the Shetucket River on Bricktop Road was replaced in 1987. Note its camelback steel truss construction, a popular design for highway bridges before World War One. Note the weight limitations on the sign to the right.
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Hormisdas DionMr. Dion was very involved in community affairs and was, at different times, the city assessor, member of the school board, councilman-at-large and alderman. His final civic office was that of Mayor of Willimantic. He became the city’s eighth mayor in December, 1923 but his term was cut short by a fatal heart attack on April 28, 1924.
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Bricktop District Schoolhouse circa 1895Children stand outside the Bricktop District Schoolhouse. It was located on present day RT 14 near Lover’s Lane. At that time, there were eight Windham school districts outside of Willimantic.
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Community Reunion Week ParadeOn June 17, 1930, a parade was one of many events that celebrated “Community Reunion Week” over a four day period. Eight bands, twenty floats and just about every community organization participated. Following the parade, huge community entertainment venues were set up at the Elks Park and the State Armory. Pic of the Week June 26, 2014
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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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Windham Center Grammar SchoolThis is the original, pre-Civil War Windham Center School. It was located on what is now called Windham Center Road approximately halfway between the firehouse and Mullen Hill Road. It was replaced in 1923 by the school on North Road. Rural Windham had eight school districts, each with its own building. Willimantic had three school districts.
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Hormisdas Dion's businessThis is 36-38 Ash St. (The two story house is still in existence.) The buildings housed the businesses of Hormisdas Dion. His extensive retail store consisted of a bakery, grocery store, meat market and he sold grain, wood and coal. At the height of his business he used 3 trucks and 5 teams for delivery of goods.
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Hormidas Dion's business. Mr. Dion was very involved in community affairs and was, at different times, the city assessor, member of the school board, councilman-at-large and alderman. His final civic office was that of Mayor of Willimantic. He became the city’s eighth mayor in December, 1923.but his term was cut short by a fatal heart attack on April 28, 1924.
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