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Lyman Jordan's 1857 stone arch bridge Lyman Jordan's 1857 stone arch bridge pictured in 1900. It is being traversed by a horse and buggy, but the introduction trolley cars to Willimantic in 1903 instigated a movement to build a new highway bridge.
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Stone arch bridge in 1920A trolley car crosses the stone arch bridge in 1920, revealing the need for a new highway bridge - a bridge that would not be built until more than 60 years after the demise of the trolley cars.
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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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1869 stone arch bridgeJordan's magnificent 1869 stone arch bridge still carries Bridge Street over the Willimantic River. The view is looking west, and the mills in the distance belong to the Windham Manufacturing Company. The photograph was taken in 1891.
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Lyman Jordan's 1869 Bridge Street Bridge The largest stone arch bridge in Connecticut (1869-1908), Lyman Jordan's 1869 Bridge Street Bridge is pictured looking east down the Willimantic River in 1908.
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St. Mary Church - Cornerstone Laying CeremonyAugust 23, 1903. Several thousand people braved the intense heat of the day. Mass was celebrated and two sermons were preached (in French and English). After Mass, the cornerstone and foundation were blessed. Later that afternoon, Benediction was held. The banner above the platform reads (in French), "Lord, how beautiful is your dwelling place".
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Bridge Street Jordan's 1869 stone arch bridge with the former Quidnick-Windham mill in the background.
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Co. "L" Plaque - Memorial stone in Memorial Park
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Cornerstone Laying Ceremony - Saint Mary SchoolBishop Bernard J. Flanagan at the June 1, 1954 cornerstone laying ceremony for the new Saint Mary School. Visible (with bowtie) in background is parish Trustee and Willimantic Street Superintendent Alexis J. Caisse,Jr. July 25, 2013 Pic of the Week

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Post OfficePic of the week - October 28, 2011
This picture was taken during the construction of the old Willimantic Post Office. The building, constructed with Indiana limestone, was finished in 1910
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Steps at The Willimantic Camp Meeting AssociationThis photo shows what was known as “The Stone Steps”. They led to the Willimantic Camp Meeting Association’s grounds. We are told that the stairs are still there and that the little wooded area they led to was called "The Trysting Place", a park where young lovers could walk and talk.
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Smithville Manufacturing CompanyThe Smithville Manufacturing Company's cotton mills stood on the eastern side of Bridge Street. The company was well known for its high quality duck cloth, a hardwearing cotton cloth that was used in sailing ship sails, and in sailors' uniforms. Cotton cloth had been weaved on this site since the early 1820s. The mills were demolished in 1940. The view on the right is taken from atop a Main Street business block and shows the company's dam and its stone worker housing in the bottom right hand corner.
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Laying of cornerstone at the new WWW Filtration Plant.Senator Matthew Daly, WPA Administrator for Connecticut (left) and Willimantic Mayor Pierre J. Laramee (right) are pictured at the July 10, 1936 ceremonial cornerstone laying for a new filtration plant at the Willimantic Water Works. The project also included improvements to the flood control dam. The dam had been damaged in a recent flood and the lower Bricktop area had been flooded.
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Post officeThe Willimantic post office is pictured here, shortly after its construction in 1910. This attractive building, constructed from Indiana limestone, now houses the Willimantic Brewery Company and restaurant -- probably one of the finest pubs between Boston and New York.
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Babcock Hill Road schoolhouse - South WindhamThe schoolhouse was bought by Morris Kerachsky (Morris Hardware). Here is what Ada Kerachsky Albright told us. " The stone for the terraces in front of the house came from the blasting for the Case Gymnasium which had just been built. The stone fireplace which my father built over two or so years was built with field stone from near my grandmother's farm in Lebanon. We were told that the Norway maple tree on the lower north side of the lawn was planted by students of the school. "
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Memorial Stone being placed at memorial ParkSee also the Company Lineage in this gallery. This Willimantic unit saw a great deal of action in the Pacific during WWII and was awarded a Presidential Unit Citation. (Memorial Stone Photos courtesy of Ken McCall, Jr.)
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