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Historic Map - Willimantic, CT - 1882

Willimantic, Conn., 1882 : From Blake Mountain / Wils Porter del. ; Charles Hart Lith., N.Y.

Reproduction vignette view of the community known as Willimantic, Connecticut, drawn by Wils Porter from Blake Mountain, printed by Charles Hart and published by W. O. Laughna, Art Publishing Co., 1882. Willimantic is a census-designated area or borough of Windham, Connecticut. In 1822, Charles Lee built the first factory in town right on Main St. Main St. would quickly become the industrial portion of Willimantic. Factories and mills lined the banks of the Willimantic River. Willimantic was called "Thread City" because of its number of textile mills. Since the end of the Civil War, Willimantic was a leading center for the production of silk and cotton thread. The American Thread Company was one of the largest employers in the state. The mills drew many immigrants to the area in search of jobs.

The map features top border illustrations of:

Congregational Church.
H. E. Remington & Co. Clothiers. Bill's Block.
H. O. P. River Warp Co., William C. Jillson, Prop.
Willimantic Linen Co's Mill No. 2.
Willimantic Linen Co's Mill No. 1, Frinck's Block, Main St.
St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
Residence of Hon. E. A. Buck, Walden's Block, Main St.
Willimantic Linen Co's Mill No. 4.
First National Bank and Residence of Hon. Wm. C. Jillson.

Also lower illustrations of:

Turner Building.
Hotel Commercial. A. A. Burnham, Prop.
Willimantic Savings Institute and Windham National Bank.
Willimantic Linen Co's Store.
Residence of Col. Barrows.
Residence of E. J. Boss.
Dime Savings Bank.
Brainard House. S. C. Hooker, Prop.
Loomer's Opera House.
Historic Map of Willimantic, CT - 1882

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1W-CT-WM-1882-L 42" x 30" 4 lbs $59.95 add to basket
1W-CT-WM-1882-XL 60" x 42" 4 lbs $79.95 add to basket
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All reproduction prints are printed as "museum quality", using advanced ink formulas and durable museum quality paper.  The reproduction prints reflect the state of repair of the original conserved document. Stains and imperfections reflected in the original map at the time it was collected for conservation are left un-retouched, as they reflect the character and charm of the vintage original. Some major imperfections, such as dark fold lines have been removed when possible.  Maps are printed as ordered and are not returnable unless received damaged.
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