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750 Main Street with WDRC's illuminated call letters at top
750 Main Street with WDRC's illuminated call letters at top

WDRC moved from 11 Asylum Street to the 16th floor penthouse of the Hartford Trust Company (later Connecticut Bank & Trust) building at 750 Main Street in Hartford on May 16, 1936.

750 Main Street from WDRC booklet dated October, 1936
750 Main Street from WDRC booklet dated October, 1936

On November 8, 1954, the entire operation was moved to the AM transmitter site at 869 Blue Hills Avenue in nearby Bloomfield.

In May 1967 the WDRC AM/FM studios were moved back to 750 Main Street in Hartford, this time taking over the entire 15th floor. There they stayed until early 1977 when the studios and offices were again returned to a remodeled building at 869 Blue Hills Avenue.

 
 

Hartford Trust Company building at 750 Main Street, circa 1936. Traveler's Tower in background, Old Statehouse at middle left. Isle of Safety in Foreground.
Hartford trust Company building at 750 Main Street, circa 1936.
Traveler's Tower in background, Old Statehouse at middle left.
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sle of Safety in foreground.

Hartford's skyline changed in 1960 when the Traveler's Insurance Company built 
            its new high-rise headquarters on Constitution Plaza. This shot is 
            taken from the top of the construction looking south towards 750 Main 
            Street (partially obscured by beam). The old Traveler's Tower is at 
            the left.
Hartford's skyline changed in 1960 when the Traveler's Insurance Company built its new high-rise headquarters on Constitution Plaza. This shot is taken from the top of the construction looking south towards 750 Main Street (partially obscured by beam). The old Traveler's Tower is at the left.
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