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Memories: Franklin Square

A very busy Franklin Square in the early 1950s, before the malls were built, looking west, with the Wauregan Hotel on the extreme left. Moving right is H.L. Green, a hosiery store, Morse Shoes, Kay Jewelers, Beverly Tea Room, and Franklin Hardware in the Thayer Building. Across the street is Woolworth’s 5 & Dime and Beit Brothers food store. On the right is a Sealtest Ice Cream refrigerated truck.

Ken Keeley is the author of 12 pictorial books about Norwich history. To purchase any of his books he can be reached via e-mail at:



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