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  • Actually, I am looking for the names of the brothers who ran Fletcher Manufacturing Co. after their father, Thomas. None of the articles seem to give their first names. Thank you in advance.
    Louise Lynch on Fletcher Manufacturing Company
  • My family had a store called Kennedy’s Butter and Eggs (groceries and deli) that occupied a street level retail space from 1967-1989. Right of the front door on Union St was Brooks Drugs. Left of front door was Kim Lee Imports (Asian home decor), then Kennedy’s Butter and Eggs...
    Norm on William Fletcher building
  • I worked as magician/show manager at Rocky Point Park for Paul Osborne Park Shows during the 1988 season. My magic show, “The Magical Spectacular” was scheduled four times a day on the “Showtime Stage.” I and a cast of about ten local singer/dancer/actors were in charge of all...
    Christian Boudman on Rocky Point Park
  • The history is incorrect. It was the Civic View Inn at the end of 1974 and early 1975. I know because I worked as a waiter during the lunch hours at the Clam Shell Restaurant (a legitimate respectable lunch-time restaurant) on the first floor in the front of the building. In t...
    Juan Mariscal on Diocese House
  • I worked there during the same summer as Mike McGuire! I don’t remember him, unfortunately, but I sure remember my job of putting the jewelry pieces into the plastic bags, over and over again. Like Mike, I remember well the feeling of the building: the high walls and that wood...
    Virginia Lockwood on Coro Company Building
  • Found a vintage pair of Welsh sunglasses in my grandfathers basement. Would love to see them repaired!
    Brady Reed on Welsh Manufacturing
  • It is still sad shortsightenness that this engine house was closed leaving a huge response hole in the East Side thus extending the time equipment would be on scene. The simplest answer to the question of reuse is to reopen the house.
    Harry Cohoon on Providence Fire Station no. 4
  • I’m wondering if any interior photographs exist of the Gilbane Exchange Place engine house. (A.I.R.: We really wish we could find some)
    Harry Cohoon on Central Fire Stations, Providence