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  • Richard Woodbine (Central High ‘46) worked for Rau Fastener Co. on Westfield street from shortly after the time he got out of the Marines (1951) until 1987. He worked there as a machinist, inspector, trouble shooter, etc for his long time boss, Augustine (Gus) Cilione. Lots of...
    Dore on Perkins Buildings
  • First off, sort of a minor thrill seeing my name in bold typeface but I did NOT have a studio in the Pilgrim Mills building. I did live diagonally across from it at 118 North Main St where I shared a living/studio space with Dave Hansen AKA Sport Fisher from the Fabulous Motel...
    Dan Gosch on Pilgrim Mills
  • May not make the history books but if memory serves me The Armory Revival Company, who had offices next door, worked with the sole proprietor gas station owner (who couldn’t afford DEM mandated tank upgrades) to get the tanks removed and to to buy the station. Our proposed use...
    Mark Van Noppen on Texaco Station, Westminster St.
  • Doesn’t this building resemble the Almy Street School? If the Sanborn Map circa 1895 is correct, it seems likely that these schools had similar floor plans.
    Kim Smith Barnett on Prince Hall Masonic Lodge
  • I took a ride by the area today, with my husband, and was hoping to reminisce about the place where my dad — Sebastião Pelicano — worked for many years. My Dad worked at Washburn Wire for as long as I can remember and was laid off before it became RI Forging Steele. He was a v...
    Ann Pelicano Goff on Washburn Wire
  • I worked at the Central Avenue store in the early 1960s part time in the stock room; I remember my boss was Ralph Goodreau and I really enjoyed my time there. I worked for a short time on the floor when needed until my mother passed a few months later. Apex was a great place t...
    Maria Elena Arata on Apex Department Store
  • The building on the left of the Regal Plating Co sign was the former home of Jonette Jewelry Co., founded by Abraham Lisker and eventually taken over by my husband B. Gordon Lisker in the early 70’s. I don’t know the year, but Gordon moved the business to a larger building in ...
    Nancy Rozendal on Regal Plating
  • This building seems to be getting razed. Excavator parked behind building and half of the roof and south wall has been demolished. Work maybe started this week? (**A.I.R.:** We understand that it did not come down of its own accord recently. The wind and heavy rain on Monday ...
    TWD on M.N. Cartier & Sons