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Welcome to WillimanticThis welcome to Willimantic card was one of a series of colorized postcards of the city produced in the late 1940s. Each letter of the city depicts another local scene published in the series.
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Most historic bridge in WillimanticThis bridge is one of the most historic in Willimantic, but few know of its existence. It is pictured here in a 1939 aerial view. The bridge was built under electric floodlight in 1880. It is well known however to those who worked at the American Thread Company. It was the connection to Mill Number Four, the large cotton mill destroyed by fire in 1995.
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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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Main Street Willimantic
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Union Station, Willimantic
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Railroad Station, Willimantic
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American Thread
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Union StationThe Union Station, Willimantic, pictured in 1910. Willimantic was also widely known as the central rail hub of New England. All trains passed through here! During the 1890s, Willimantic became the only stop on the famed New England Air Line express between New York City and Boston -- a journey undertaken in just over four hours. Rudyard Kipling mentioned Willimantic in a poem. He often passed through the city en route from New York to Boston. This poem has been set to music by Connecticut's State Troubador, Sally Rogers on her CD, "Songs of the Heritage Corridor."
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In 1948, a company from Boston, Tichnor Quality Views, published a wallet of colorized postcard views of Willimantic, Coventry and the University of Connecticut printed on linen-style paper. They provide a valuable historical document of life in northeast Connecticut more than half a century ago.
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Frinck's BlockA "block" has been defined as "a large building divided into separate functional units". In Willimantic, having your own block was a sort of a business success story. From the late 1800s until the early 1950s there were about 30 "blocks" in Willimantic. It is hard to keep track of the names because when a building was sold, the name often changed. For example, the Tilden Block became the Jordan Block. Before the catastrophic fire, the Jordan Block still had the "Tilden" name on the roof lettering. This photo is of Frinck's Block, one of the few owned by a woman (Mrs. Elnora Frinck). Her store sold crockery and glassware.
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D.P. Dunn Business EnvelopeDaniel "Danny" Dunn was a news dealer,and a cigar and tobacco merchant He was a member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Windham, 1903-04, 1907-12 and; mayor of Willimantic, 1911-1917.
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The Nathan Hale Hotel was built in 1925, and was one of the finest hotels in eastern Connecticut. It lost its popularity after World War Two because of the advent of motor hotels, and the lack of parking spaces downtown.
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The 1906 footbridge view provides an excellent view of Railroad Street.
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The front cover of the folder features the Windham Town Hall.
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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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