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Wood's FieldA baseball game is being played at Wood’s Field which was located near the northern intersection of Jackson and Ash Streets. For many years, it was the site of league baseball games, other civic events and, at least one time, a circus performed there.
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The Central Building - pictured circa 1910The Central Building stood on the corner of Center and Union Streets. It was home, over the years, to Woods Restaurant, Wood’s Smoke Shop, a billiards room, Potvin’s Barber Shop, Durand’s Barber Shop, a shoe repair shop and a variety store. It was scheduled to be demolished as part of Willimantic's Redevelopment Plan when a fire on Oct. 31,1971 ravaged the building and left 32 people homeless.
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Archie Wood's CafeteriaApril 18, 2013 Pic of the Week. This is interior of Archie Wood’s Cafeteria. It was located in the Central Building at 28-30 Union St. and shared the storefront with Woods Smoke Shop. The smoke shop was run by Arthur Dubreuil. Mr. Dubreuil also developed Wood's Field on Jackson (site of the present Terry Court housing development). Wood's Field was used for baseball games and citywide gatherings for many years. (Photo courtesy of Stan)
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Coventry - Pic of the Week - February 05, 2011
This is a postcard pic from a group of postcards sent to us by Dick Donovan. S. Rand wrote to us and said, "The location of this waterwork was on the north side of Woods Lane in Coventry. The factory was on the south side of the lane. The dam and the remains of the mill pond remain as does part of the foundation of the factory. The UMC factory was actually located located across from the old Coventry Roller Carnival/Flea Market pavillion on Lake St. The UMC mill was originally a grist mill and the building still exists! There was a trolley crossing located where the blue steel tank is at this location. This was part of my old stomping grounds in my younger years. "
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