Almost seventy years after the last watches were produced along Cherry Street in Waterbury, the towering facade of the Waterbury Clock Company is nearing demolition. Using funds from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and under the guidance of the Waterbury Development Corporation, the building is being dismantled, and the soil will be remediated. There are plans currently being developed by New Opportunities of Waterbury Inc. to develop the site into hydroponic growing operations fertilized by farmed fish. Time, indeed, has changed. Photograph by John Murray
What the buildings looked like almost 100 years ago.