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Norwich Memories: Banker's Row

Here’s a scene from Shetucket Street, aka “Banker’s Row,” in 1880. The big structure in the background is the Wauregan Hotel. The small white building with pillars was a bank. It was taken down to build the Shannon Building in the late 1880s. The three-story building in the center contained six banks, three on the first floor and three on the second story. Some of the banks that once occupied that building were The Norwich Savings Society, The Chelsea Bank, The Uncas Bank and others. Today this street is called Courthouse Square.

Ken Keeley is the author of 12 pictorial books of Norwich history. His 2022 Norwich calendar is now available. To purchase his books or calendar he can be reached via Facebook, or by e-mail at:


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