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Wooden covered bridgeSouth Windham's historic wooden covered bridge was replaced in 1910 to accommodate growing automobile traffic.
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South Windham's covered bridgeThe entrance to South Windham's covered bridge, photographed a century ago.
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Southwest view WillimanticThis is a circa 1837 drawing by John Warner Barber of the southwest view Willimantic. The Windham Manufacturing Company's cotton mills can be seen on the left. This wooden bridge over the Willimantic River was constantly being damaged by floods, and was eventually replaced by the largest stone arch bridge in Connecticut, built by Lyman Jordan in 1869
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South Coventry
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Willimantic footbridgeThe famed Willimantic footbridge. Built in 1906 to connect the northern and southern sections of the city, this bridge is the only one in the eastern United States to cross a highway, railroad lines and a river.
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Insulation Products Company - South Street
The “Insulation Products Company” which produced insulated wire and was located on South Street. It was later reorganized as “The William Brand Co.”. Pic of the Week - August 23, 2012
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South Windham F.D. at Smith-WinchesterPerhaps early 50s? Photo courtesy of Mike Tirone
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South Windham HouseThe Fitch School (aka Pine Grove Seminary) operated in South Windham from 1848 until 1867. It was conducted by Dr. Jabez C. Fitch (1815-1885), who prepared boys for entry into Yale College. The school building pictured here was erected om 1855, and by 1905 it was purchased by Smith and Winchester and became the South Windham Hotel. The hotel was known primarily for its saloon and a pathway between Smith and Winchester and the saloon was called "Whiskey Alley".
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Clubhouse of the Nipnet Canoe ClubPic of the Week - January 31, 2013. Nipnet Canoe Club. The clubhouse was built on the south side of the Willimantic River about a quarter mile from the Quidnick-Windham Mfg. Company’s dam and was later doubled in size. It was destroyed by fire in the early 1930s. The club was active in Willimantic, especially in the early 1920s.
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1940 Train wreck in South Windham.May 2, 2013 Pic of the Week. The train wreck occurred in April, 1940. The locomotive and tender of a Central Vermont train derailed in South Windham when the rails split apart due to a collapse of the road bed. Such a large crowd gathered that State Police had to direct traffic on RT 32. The train had been moving slowly - it was backing up to some other cars. (Photo courtesy of Stan)
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Willimantic's Redevelopment periodThis is the southwest corner of Valley and Jackson Streets. From the left, the storefronts were occupied in the 1960s by Superior Electronics and George Bourey’s “College Shop”. The building with “72” painted on it had an entrance on Valley Street and was home to Borodach’s Grocery Store. Joseph "Al" Beaulieu told us that, "the first building to the left was Samson Meat Market, then The College Shop, and Ame Bordack Meat Market, which caught fire on the second floor, we had one of our Fire Fighters go through the floor that night . I believe the building was owned by a Mrs Haddad."
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South Windham Road and Jordan Lane Ada Kerachsky Albright and John M. Lebanon correctly identified last week’s picture as the intersection of South Windham Road and Jordan Lane. See their info on the Forum. (Photo courtesy of Stan) April 25, 2013 Pic of the Week.
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South Windham SchoolhouseThis photo was shared by Ada Kerachsky Albright and shows students at the the South Windham School on Babcock Hill Road. It was one of the nine district schoolhouses in the town of Windham.
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Bill Orange's House1938 hurricane damage to the house of Bill Orange. It was located on the southwest corner of Prospect and Walnut Sts.
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South St. or John St. at intersection with Pleasant st.We are not sure what street the photo is taken from - probably John or South Street as it intersects with Pleasant Street. the spires of Saint Mary Church can be seen in the background. Pic of the Week - February 23, 2012
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Old Route 32 in South WindhamRetired Willimantic Fire Captain Joseph “Al” Beaulieu provided this information on last week’s picture. “The brick building on the left of the photo is the present gray vinyl covered building on the northeast corner of 32 and 203. The second and third buildings on the picture’s left are gone. RT 32 then curves right (at the small house almost in the middle of the picture). That is today’s Old Windham Road and is the original RT 32. That small house is the one just before the gas station. The big tree in the center of the picture is still there and is showing the effects of the ’38 hurricane. “Al” pointed out that you can still see the same branch configuration. A few years later, the present day 32 as we know it was constructed. Pic of the Week February 27, 2014
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