• BillSheaPhotographer

    on March 30, 2020

    The Central Connecticut Cooperative Farmers' Association, in Manchester since 1952 and established over 70 years before that supplied feed for farm animals throughout the State. Due to the diminishing number of farms and the lessening of demand as of late, the Coop was forced to close in July, 2016. A sad tale of the changing of our times.
    Also pictured is the Apel Opera House built in 1888 and used for entertainment in years gone by. Also occupied by various businesses through the years, it now stands empty, an icon of our ancient past.