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European HouseThe European House, a building that housed a hotel and several stores, occupied the corner of Main and Railroad. It was built in 1861, and partially destroyed by fire in the early 20th century. It was again hit by a fire during World War Two, and demolished. Advertised on the Railroad Street side of the building are the City Drug Store, toilet articles, and cigars and soda.
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European House - another viewThis one shows a bit more of Railroad Street.
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Atwood Block storefrontwas of the storefront that, at the end of the building’s life, was occupied by Curran’s Pharmacy. However, the building itself had undergone several renovations over the decades. The actual building was put up in 1861 by A.E. Brooks and was originally a hotel and restaurant. The main occupant was “The European House” and it had access from Railroad St. The oldest photos of Willimantic show it as a 3-4 story building. The 1889 City Directory shows the Main St. storefront as housing “D.H. Henken – Merchant Tailor, Atwood Block”
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