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North End - New Bandstand
Hartford Courant, July 4, 1926
A news item from The Courant, transcribed in its entirety:

Sacred Band Concert.

The Manchester Improvement Club, which is sponsoring the celebration at the North End play grounds Monday evening, has arranged with the Salvation Army band for a sacred concert on Depot Square Sunday, starting at 7 p.m. standard time. The bandstand, which is to be used Monday evening by Coltís band for the block dancing on the street, was completed tonight and will be used by the Salvation band Sunday evening.

Webmaster's note: Although I haven't found a picture of the actual bandstand, here is a c.1940 photo of the Depot Square area by Dr. Ralph Thrall (1896-1966), who practiced dentistry in the North End. Photo courtesy of the Wilson family.