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    Monday, March 20, 2023

    Memories: Franklin and Chestnut Streets from the air

    1967 aerial view of Franklin Street & Chestnut Street — The large white building in the center is the former Norwich Bulletin building. On its right is Dot’s Restaurant, Providence Bakery, and a mill. The Providence Bakery building and the mill are no longer standing. On the Bulletin’s left is a struture that was demolished in 1969, and replaced with a new building that housed the Norwich Bulletin’s new offset presses in 1970. Further left is the Sunshine Building which still stands. The next two buildings, near Bath Street, were demolished leaving a parking lot. The road behind the Norwich Bulletin is Chestnut Street, with the former Norwich Fire Department’s Central Headquarters in the center.

    Ken Keeley is the author of numerous pictorial history books of Norwich, Taftville, New London, The Norwich Rose Arts Festival, The History of Ocean Beach Park, and The History of the Norwich Little League & Farm System - 1950-1975. His books are available at La Stella’s Pizzeria in downtown Norwich, La Stella’s Italian Bakery in Taftville, and the Backus Hospital Gift Shop. He can be reached on Facebook, or via email at kenekjr000@comcast.net.

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