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Central Park, about 1910

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The six electric arc lamps at the top of the 185 foot tower had to be changed daily — kids clamored to help. It was dismantled in 1910.  Viewed from the southeast corner of the square.
Central Park

Below is a postcard depicting the Fairfield Central Square about 1910, looking to the north.
Note the Light Tower in the center of the square -- it was dismantled in 1910. The three-story building with the turret (behind the light tower) has changed very little since 1910, and is unusual because few commercial buildings were built in the Queen Anne style.
Central Park

Below is a 1900's postcard.  In the lower right is the J. F. Crawford Building, now the C R Quilt Store.
Note the Light Tower in the center.

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