Police Protest

Protesting Police on Commerce Street

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In July 1973 the corner of Harwood Street and Commerce street was the scene of a dramatic protest. In a shocking incident Santos Rodriquez – a 12-year-old boy suspected of burglary – was shot to death by a policeman while handcuffed to the back of the officer’s vehicle. As the investigation ensued, a memorial march […]

Harwood Street looking north

Harwood Historic District Introduction

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The story of the Harwood Historic District is a story of change, adaptation and resilience. Once located in a quiet area on the outskirts of a frontier town, Harwood Street quickly became a major spine connecting people with places. Wealthy neighborhoods to the south were connected to important municipal, fraternal and religious destinations; entertainment facilities were connected to […]