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"Ellen Louise Demorest (née Curtis) (1825–1898) was a US fashion arbiter. She was a successful milliner, widely credited for inventing mass-produced tissue-paper dressmaking patterns. With her husband, William Jennings Demorest, she established a company to sell the patterns, which were adaptations of the latest French fashions, and a magazine to promote them (1860). Her dressmaking patterns made French styles accessible to ordinary women, thus greatly influencing US fashion."
|64 Grand Street in 2015 via Google Street View|
While Hanna's Block in New Britain was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999,
I see no evidence of the building in the latest Google Street View of Main St. The clothing store shared space there with the Masonic Hall and other merchants.
|Hanna's Block (added 1999 - - #72001568)|
Hartford County - 432 Main St. , New Britain
(9 acres, 1 building)
By 1907, Dr. E.P. Woodward was a member (actually an officer --"Vice Grand") of the Independent Order of Foresters, Pequabock Lodge no. 48 according to the Google Books reference below (from which the picture is also reproduced).
|According to Wikipedia, William H. Bulkeley was the 40th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut|
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