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West Hartford History: When Was This Area Developed?

Test your knowledge of West Hartford history with this photo from the archives of the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society.

Photo courtesy of the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society.
Photo courtesy of the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society.

Last week, we showed a picture of the Center School, which opened in 1895 according to the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society. It was shared by the elementary and high school students until 1910 when the high school took over the entire building. Known as the Rutherford building, it was eventually taken down in the 1970’s, according to Sheila Daley of the Historical Society.

So what about this week? When was this area developed?

If you think you know the answer or have a special memory related to the photo, respond in the "Leave a comment" box below this article. We'll run the answer next Monday, along with a new historical photo.

The image has been provided by the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society.

For more information on the museum's collection and programs, visit www.noahwebsterhouse.org.
amystery726 January 13, 2014 at 07:28 AM
1950s, I'd think. When we moved to town in late 50s, it was already there...with a Woolworth's, Lord & Taylor, etc.
brianwest2 January 13, 2014 at 08:48 AM
I believe this is the shopping plaza and offices on the west side of bishops corner
acope January 13, 2014 at 09:25 AM
Bishop's corner/ lord & taylor
Ed Dombroskas January 13, 2014 at 10:09 AM
This is the West side of Bishop's corner with Lord and Taylor just visible. You can barely read the marque but this is the SS Pierce store. Who didn't enjoy a gift basket from SS Pierce!

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