View of Willimantic, Conn. 1909.
Reproduction aero view of the community known as Willimantic, CT, by O. H. Bailey. Willimantic was a census-designated area or borough of Windham, Connecticut, and was incorporated in 1893 as a city. Willimantic was called "Thread City" because of its number of textile mills. Since the end of the Civil War, Willimantic had been a leading center for the production of silk and cotton thread. The American Thread Company was one of the largest employers in the state and was the first factory in the world to use electric lighting. Their thread became one of the world's largest selling threads. The mills drew many immigrants to the area in search of jobs. The town grew in population from less than 5,000 in 1860 to more than 12,000 by 1910. The Prospect Hill section of the city blossomed with over 800 ornate Victorian homes. During the 1890's, Willimantic was one stop on the high-speed "White Train" between Boston and New York. The map features top border illustrations of H. C. Murray Residence, U. S. Post Office, F. D. Jordan Residence, W. P. Jordan Residence, J. C. Tracy Residence, Congregational Church, State Normal School, Windham Court House, High School, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, St. Mary's French Catholic Church, A. I. Bill Residence, S. G. Adams Residence, W. W. Hayden Residence and The Model School. Also lower illustrations of Hillhouse & Taylor, The Vanderman Manufacturing Co., Established 1878, The Jordan Hardware Co., The Holland Manufacturing Co., The Windham Manufacturing Co., American Thread Co., The Windham National Bank, Savings Institute, Boston Store, The H. C. Murray Co., J. C. Tracy. Jeweler, J. F. Carr & Co., H. A. Bugbee, Boston Furniture Store, E. F. Casey, Oscar O. Tanner, H. Dion, D. P. Comtois and Elmore & Shepard. Complete reference list below.
Features numbered references to the following locations:
- Windham Court House
- U. S. Post Office
- State Normal School
- Willimantic High School
- The Model School
- Natchaug School
- "The Oaks" School
- First Congregational Church
- St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church
- St. Joseph's Catholic Church, School and Hospital
- First Baptist Church
- M. E. Church
- Willimantic Public Library
- Fire Dept. Buildings
- Willimantic Station, N. Y., N. H. & H. R. R.; N. L. N. R. R.; Cent. R. R. Vt.
- American Thread Co.'s Willimantic Mills
- Windham Mfg. Co.'s Mills
- Holland Mfg. Co.'s Mills
- Vanderman Mfg. Co.
- Windham Silk Co.
- Hillhouse & Taylor
- A. G. Turner
Adams, S. G. Contractor, Building Mover and Dealer in Sand.
Andrew Music Co., The A. C. High Grade Pianos and Organs. 804-806 Main St.
Arnold, Henry. Choice Groceries and Provisions. 312 Jackson St.
Associated Dentists, The. Dr. F. C. Jackson, Manager. 752 Main St.
Ayer, L. N. Ice Dealer. 581 Pleasant St.
Baldwin, J. B. Doing Business as A. B. Adams & Co. Fire and Life Insurance. 18 Church St.
Barrows, D. C. Jeweler. 725 Main St.
Benner, A. P. Marble, Granite and Bronze Monuments and Head Stones. 729 Main St.
Beville, Julian N. Photographer. 241 Summit St.
Blanchette, Henry Jr.
Boss, Genl. E. A. Am. Thread Co.
Boston Store, The. H. C. Murray Co. Cor. Main and Church Sts.
Boston Furniture Store, The. E. F. Casey, Prop. Furniture, Carpets and Crockery, Stoves and Coal. 451, 453, 455 Main St.
Brick-Sullivan Shoe Co., The. 732 Main St.
Brosseau, D. A. Wood, Kindlings and Charcoal Yard. Mansfield Ave..
Bugbee, E. Frank. Prosecuting Attorney (City Court) 694 Main St.
Bugbee, H. A. Flour, Feed and Grain, etc. 870 Main St.
Buck Co., The E. A. Flour, Grain, Feed, etc. 646 Main St.
Burnham, A. R., Agt. Carriage and Wagon Builder, Painting and Trimming. 180 Valley St.
Carr, J. F., & Co. Clothing and Furnishings. 744 Main St.
Chaffee Mfg. Co. Cor. Church & Valley Sts.
Chesbro, E. P. Automobiles. 1029 Main St.
Chesbro, Samuel. Apothecary. 745 Main St.
Church, Dwight M. Residence. 1491 West Main St.
Clark, Huber. Attorney at Law. 702 Main St.
Collar Co., The Thread City. C. H. Tiffany. 141 Chestnut St.
Comtois, D. P. Furniture and Carpets. Funeral Director and Embalmer. Fire Insurance and Picture Framing. 814 Main St.
Dawson, W. A. Florist. cor. Pleasant St. and Lebanon Ave.
Dean, Curtis. Attorney at Law. 20 N. Church St.
De Villers, Chas. Prescription Druggist. 873 Main St.
Dimmick, Chas. H. Postmaster.
Dion, Homisdas. Assessor. Groceries and Meat Market. Grain, Wood and Coal. 36-38 Ash St.
Donohue & Donovan. Saloon. 9 Railroad Pl.
Dunn, D. P. Willimantic News Depot. 3 and 5 Railroad St.
Elliott, George S. Coal, Wood and Baled Hay. Fire Insurance. 1015 Main St.
Elmore & Shepard. Funeral Directors. 60 and 62 North St.
Fenn, Hiram N. Funeral Director and Embalmer. Artistic Picture Framing. 62 Church St.
Fryer, Henry. Merchant Tailor. 672 Main St.
Fullerton, J. B., & Co. Dry Goods. 692 Main St.
Gerrick, Fred Wm. Plumber. 76 Church St.
Grand Union Tea Co. Willis C. Norris, Manager. 677 Main St.
Harries, James. Perfumes, Toilet Requisites and Stationery. 753 Main St.
Harvey, Samuel B. Attorney at Law. 803 Main St.
Hayden, Willard W. Real Estate. 344 Pleasant St.
Hevrin, Anthony. Wines and Liquors. 45 Jackson St.
Hibberd, C. R. Groceries and Provisions. 22 North St.
Hickey, J. J., & Co. Druggists. 84 Union St.
Hillhouse & Taylor. Lumber, Coal, Wood and Builders' Material Yards. Milk St and N. Y. & N. H. R. R.
Holland Mfg. Co.'s Silk Mills
Hooker House. S. C. Hooker, Prop.
Holms, A. B. Painters' Supplies. Paper Hanging a Specialty. 72 Church St.
Hunt, H. L., & Co. Clothiers. 685 Main St.
Jackson & Summer. Lumber and Handles. 183 Summit St.
Johnson, A. H. Confectioner. 749 Main St.
Jordan, W. P. Jordan Hardware Co.
Jordan Hardware Co., The. 670 Main St.
Keating, W. P. Stuart. Physician. 733 Main St.
Kelley, Thomas J. Attorney and Counsellor at Law. 762 Main St.
King, Walter R. Post Office Clerk. 201 Summit St.
Larrabee, Frank. Groceries. 20-24 Church St.
Larkin, H. A., & Son. Contractors, Builders and General Jobbers. Shop, 38 Walnut St. Residence, 73 Spring St.
Lennon, John, & Son. Granite Mfrs. 18 Watson St.
Lewis, W. W. Residence 1510 W. Main St.
Lincoln, Allen B. Life Insurance. 178 North St.
Lincoln & Boss Lumber & Coal Co., Inc., The. Insurance and Surety Bonds. 50 North St.
Loiselle, Theophile. Carriages and Wagons. 53 Center St.
Lyman, Hollis H. Plumbing and Hot Water Heating. 591-595 Main St.
Main, Lyman & Son. Practical Painters and Paper Hangers. Hayden Ave.
Melony, George W. Counsellor at Law. 715 Main St.
Miller, W. J. Fruit and Confectionery. Cigars and Tobacco. 13 Railroad St.
Mitchell, R. E. Civil Engineer and Surveyor. Opera House Block
Mulligan, John H. Baker. 48 Ash St.
Mullen & St. Onge. Choice Groceries, Meats and Fish. Three Stores: 152 Union St., cor. Milk; Cor. Spruce and Jackson Sts.; 901 Main St.
Murphy Brothers. Livery and Boarding Stables. 55 Church St.
New York Quick Lunch Room. Stearns & Rosebrooks, Props. 7 Railroad St.
Olin, L. R. Wall Papers, Painting and Decorating. Picture Framing. 650 Main St.
O'Neill, Matilda J. Millinery. 783 Main St.
O'Sullivan, J. Building Contractor. 48 Jackson St.
Paulus, J. B., & Co. Shoes. 783 Main St.
Prince, E. L. Confectionery and Ice Cream. 734 Main St.
Remington Co. Inc. The H. E. Clothiers and Outfitters. 766 Main St.
Royce, Charles Johnson. Surgeon Dentist. 781 Main St.
Segar, A. V., D.D.S. Dentist. 770 Main St.
Snyder, Mrs. E. Baker. 31 Church St.
Spellman, A. D., & Co. Choice Meats and Vegetables. 27 Turner's Block, Church St.
Stearns Harness Co. Harness and Saddlery Hardware. 636 Main St.
Stiles & Harrington. Wholesale Groceries. 658 Main St.
Sullivan, John. Dentist, 727 Main St.
Sullivan, M. A. Bottler and Saloon Proprietor. 21 Union St.
Sullivan, T. E. Saloon. 713 Main St.
Sweeney, Wm. J. Fire Insurance, Stationery, Steamship Agency. 772 Main St.
Tanner, Oscar O. Wholesale Liquor Dealer. 615 Main St. and 29 Union St.
Thread City Candy Kitchen. Peter Youclos, Prop. 661 Main St.
Thompson, Chas. M. 27 Turner's Block, Church St.
Tiesing, Herbert E. F. Dentist. 728 Main St.
Tracy, J. C. Jeweler. 688 Main St.
Tripp, Geo. R. & Son. Groceries and Provisions. 798 Main St.
Truscott, R. B. Roofing and General Jobbing, Furnaces, Stoves, etc. 8 Railroad St.
Tryon's Real Estate Agency. 715 Main St.
Turner, A. G. Silk Throwster. 54 Bank St.
Union Shoe Co., The. C. F. Risedorf, Treasurer. 701 Main St.
Utley, C. R. Stationer. 684 Main St.
Vanderman Mfg. Co., The. Iron Founders, Plumbers and Heating Tools a Specialty.
Webster, Noah D. Treasurer Windom Savings Bank. 807 Main St.
Weldon & O'Neill. Physicians.
Willimantic Carriage & Jobbing Shop, The. C. A. Hawkins. cor. Jackson and Ash Sts.
Willimantic Journal. Hall & Bill Printing Co. North St. near Valley St.
Willimantic Daily Chronicle. Church St. bet. Main and Valley Sts.
Wilson Drug Co., The. 723 Main St.
Windham Manfg. Co., The.
Windham National Bank, The.
Windham Silk Co., The. North St.
Young, Elmer M. Electrical Contractor. 15 Church St.