Moodus Center Before the 1906 Fire

It was a growing mill town on the bank of the Moodus River


The Rebuilt Center Prospered for Decades

Millworkers, farmers, and vacationers shopped and gathered there in the first half of the 1900s


Residents Were Sold on 'Progress'

Town voters approved destroying the village in order to save it


Business Slowed and Buildings Deteriorated

Traffic declined in the five dispiriting years from referendum to demolition and construction


Houses in the Renewal Area Also Came Down

Throwing the baby out with the bath water