#ThrowbackThursday: An aerial look at downtown Southington of yesteryear

#ThrowbackThursday: An aerial look at downtown Southington of yesteryear


SOUTHINGTON — Some undated aerial photos found in the Record-Journal archives show the downtown area looking a bit different than today, though some aspects remained relatively similar through the years.

One photo looks up Main Street from near the intersection with Old Turnpike Road. The sports fields behind what is now Derynoski School stand out. As a former high school, the athletic fields make sense. Today, a paved activity area, playground and parking lot stretches into that area from Eden Avenue.

In a second undated photo looking at downtown to the southeast, First Congregational Church stands prominently to provide a sense of orientation. The old Ideal Forging buildings can be seen in the upper left of the photo at the end of Center Street.

The building across from Town Hall, where Geno’s Grill is located, looks much different, as do some of the buildings that line Center Street.

— Richie Rathsack

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