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Pepper Distillery warehouse demolition, 1981

Posted on May 14, 2018 | in Uncategorized | by

A worker using a bulldozer cleared debris at the Pepper distillery on Manchester Street on December 23, 1981 after two wall were blown down the previous day. The building was in the process of being razed when a gust of wind knocked down the walls of one of the buildings in the old James E. Pepper distillery complex. The five-story, 22,000 square-foot building formerly stored whiskey barrels and has not been used since the distillery was closed in 1971. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

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