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Construction of highway in front of Aetna, November 29, 1962

G.H. Strong grocery store, 131 Main Street, Hartford, November 7, 1914
 The Hartford History Center is located on the third floor of the Downtown Library





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Hudson Street, 1919

Hudson St 2019

Hudson Street, 2019