ThreadCity.com

ThreadCity.com Homepage

If you have photos and would like to see them here, Contact Us


Home ::
Album list :: Search

Search results - "redevelopment,"
renewal-01.jpg
Close
Filename=renewal-01.jpg Filesize=100KB Dimensions=1024x1024 Date added=Jun 04, 2011
The beginning......Redevelopment officially began at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 9, 1973. It began at Lincoln
Square and proceeded East. The first building to be razed was the gas station that sat at
the junction of Union and Main. Four other buildings were razed in that first three week
period.
renewal-02.jpg
Close
Filename=renewal-02.jpg Filesize=116KB Dimensions=1024x672 Date added=Jun 04, 2011
First 5 buildings to be razedHere is an overview of the first 5 buildings to be razed. Buildings were “released” to the
demolition firm in lots of 5.
renewal-03.jpg
Close
Filename=renewal-03.jpg Filesize=117KB Dimensions=1024x691 Date added=Jun 04, 2011
Main St. side of buildingsThis is the Main St. side of buildings that had entrances on both Main and Union Sts. On
the left is Martin’s Home appliances and at the far right is Goettlich’s Furniture store.
The 2 buildings in the middle were vacant at the time but I believe that the smaller one
was, at one time, Rothblatt’s Meat Market.
renewal-04.jpg
Close
Filename=renewal-04.jpg Filesize=141KB Dimensions=1024x1024 Date added=Jun 04, 2011
Martin’s Home appliances
renewal-05.jpg
Close
Filename=renewal-05.jpg Filesize=182KB Dimensions=687x1024 Date added=Jun 04, 2011
Goettlich’s Furniture store
renewal-06.jpg
Close
Filename=renewal-06.jpg Filesize=195KB Dimensions=1024x993 Date added=Jun 04, 2011
Northwest view of Union StThe Baptist Church is at the far left. If you know the occupants/businesses that were in any of the buildings in this picture, please let us know.
renewal-06a.jpg
Close
Filename=renewal-06a.jpg Filesize=94KB Dimensions=760x1024 Date added=Jun 04, 2011
Union StreetAnother shot of Union St looking west. Photo courtesy of Vin Crosbie
renewal-07.jpg
Close
Filename=renewal-07.jpg Filesize=208KB Dimensions=1024x902 Date added=Jun 04, 2011
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.
pic1m.jpg
Close
Filename=pic1m.jpg Filesize=108KB Dimensions=1024x659 Date added=Feb 26, 2010
Chaffee Silk MillThe Chaffee Silk Mill, pictured on the corner of Church and Valley in a building erected in 1872. J. Dwight Chaffee manufactured high quality silk thread and silk fishing lines from this site, well into the 20th century. This building was also fell victim to early 1970s city redevelopment, and today is the site of the Windham Courthouse.
renewal-08.jpg
Close
Filename=renewal-08.jpg Filesize=149KB Dimensions=1024x1013 Date added=Jun 04, 2011
Redevelopment continues
renewal-10.jpg
Close
Filename=renewal-10.jpg Filesize=162KB Dimensions=1024x764 Date added=Jun 04, 2011
North & ValleyThis building sat on the southwest corner of North and Valley.
renewal-12.jpg
Close
Filename=renewal-12.jpg Filesize=65KB Dimensions=1024x583 Date added=Jun 04, 2011
Double storefront On the left is the building that had a double storefront and was home to the Jehovah’s Witnesses and the First Society of Spiritualists. On the right is the Park Central. These two buildings as well as one on the right of the Park central were built around 1890 by M. Eugene Lincoln (not the Lincoln Square Lincoln) who was one of the city's most prolific builders. Besides these three, he put up at least ten other buildings in the city.
12 files on 1 page(s)