1. Thomas R. Beardsley, Willimantic Industry and Community: The Rise and Decline of a Connecticut Textile City (Willimantic, CT: Windham Textile and History Museum, 1993), 4-27, 62-77.
  2. Jamie H. Eves,
  3. Ibid.
  4. Daniel Bell, The Coming of Post-Industrial Society (New York: Harper, 1974).
  5. Ibid.
  6. Thomas R. Beardsley, “Civic Pride Spurred Erection of Hayden Block,” Willimantic Chronicle, 11 July 1999; Jamie H. Eves, ed., A Builder’s Tale: Lloyd E. Baldwin’s Willimantic Before 1850: Sketches of Early Residences and Occupants (Willimantic, CT: Windham Textile and History Museum, 2009), 13-14.
  7. H. F. Dolan, The Willimantic Journal Souvenir Edition (Willimantic, CT: Hall and Bill, 1894), 34.
  8. Beardsley, “Civic Pride”; Thomas R. Beardsley, “The Hayden Block, Part Two,” Willimantic Chronicle, 18 July 1999.
  9. Thomas R. Beardsley, “The Windham Town Hall, 1896-1996,” Willimantic Chronicle, 16 Nov. 1999, 23 Nov. 1999, 30 Nov. 1999, 7 Dec. 1999; Dolan, Willimantic Journal Souvenir Edition, 6, 12, 15-17, 24, 35.
  10. Dolan, Willimantic Journal Souvenir Edition, 16.
  11. Beardsley, “Windham Town Hall.”
  12. Ibid.
  13. Ibid.
  14. Warren R. Briggs, plans for Windham Court House, 1896, Windham Textile and History Museum collections.
  15. Friar Associates, Inc., Town of Windham Board of Education Central Services and Windham Town Hall Study, 13 April 1998, Windham Textile and History Museum collections.
  16. Willimantic Directory, 1910-11 (New Haven: Price and Lee, 1910), 161; Thomas R. Beardsley, “Civic Pride Spurred Erection of Hayden Block,” Willimantic Chronicle, 11 July 1996.
  17. Willimantic Directory, 1918-19 (New Haven: Price and Lee, 1919), 174-175; Willimantic, Windham, Coventry Directory, 1928-29 (New Haven: Price and Lee, 1928), 255-257; Willimantic, Windham, Coventry Directory, 1940 (New Haven: Price and Lee, 1940), 63-64.
  18. Thomas J. Schlereth, Victorian America: Transformations in Everyday Life, 1876-1915 (New York: Harper Collins, 1991), 141-167.
  19. Willimantic Directory, 1918-19, 174-175.
  20. Willimantic Directory, 1921 (New Haven: Price and Lee, 1921), 154-198.
  21. Willimantic Directory, 1948-49 (New Haven: Price and Lee, 1948), 129-130; Willimantic Directory, 1959-60 (New Haven: Price and Lee, 1959), 105; Willimantic Directory, 1968 (New Haven: Price and Lee, 1967), 75; Willimantic Directory, 1980 (New Haven: Price and Lee, 1980), 35; Willimantic Directory, 1989 (Loveland, CO: U.S. West Marketing Resources, 1989), 7.
  22. Willimantic Directory, 1928-29, 255-257; Willimantic Directory, 1940, 63-64; Willimantic Directory, 1948-49, 129-130; Willimantic Directory, 1959-60, 105; Willimantic Directory, 1968, 75; Willimantic Directory, 1980, 35.
  23. Eves, Builder’s Tale, 17-18.
  24. Ibid.
  25. Thomas R. Beardsley, “Opera House Brought Culture to Willimantic,” Willimantic Chronicle, 1 Feb. 1999.
  26. Ibid.
  27. The material for this chapter comes several news articles published in the Hartford Courant: “Windham Sued to Prevent $5,000 Gift to Industry” (25 Mar. 1939), “Corporation Papers Filed” (26 May 1939), “Connectciut Industry Marches On” (29 Jul. 1940), “Plans Expansion” (19 Nov. 1944), “Philip Lauter Is Dead at 57 in Willimantic” (28 May 1945), “Willimantic Woman Is Head of Electronics Industry” (17 Mar. 1946), “New Product by Electro Motive Firm” (9 May 1948), “The Greers Mix Music, Manufacturing” (8 Feb. 1953), “Expensive Hobby Pays for Willimantic Woman” (14 Jun. 1960), “Mrs. Greer to Receive Golden Deeds Award” (15 Oct. 1965), “Josephine Greer Dies; Was Philanthropist” (10 Dec. 1969), “Hospital Trustees Remember Philanthropist Josephine Greer” (13 Dec. 1969), “Hospital Gets $300,000 Gift” (20 Jun. 1969), “$245,000 in Bequests Willed by Mrs. Greer” (14 Mar. 1970), “Jesse Greer, 74, Dies; Popular Song Writer” (4 Oct. 1970), “Foundation Sues Firm for $3.5 Million” (16 Aug. 1974), “Electro Motive to Close, Lay Off 100” (27 Mar. 1975). Other information is from William Strand, personal communication, 1 Jan. 2010.
  28. Beardsley, Willimantic Industry and Community, 35-41; Joann Koch, “A Brief History of the Structure Now Housing the Windham Textile and History Museum,” unpublished ms., Windham Textile and History Museum, 22 May 1989.
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