Main Street Wilmington has changed considerably since the days when trolley tracks still lined the roads. As a matter of fact, many of the locations that we, as residents, see every day are hard to recognize as we look back in time.
A close look at this week’s “Then” photo confirms that it is indeed a view from the corner of the Rte 62 Bridge looking North down the center of town on Main Street.
While many of the buildings are still standing the landscape in general has changed drastically and the trolley tracks are all but a very distant memory.
Today, a view from the same location features the MBTA train station and its parking lot to the left. The first building on the right has been replaced and “Classic Upholstery” now sits at the corner.
Interestingly enough, one building in our older photo, the sixth on the right, or Hiller House, has actually been moved and now sits behind the Bank of America Parking lot.