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Video: A Drive Through Brookfield 23 Years Ago

Former Brookfield resident uploads video of a 1989 drive through town. What do you recognize?

Former Brookfield resident Bruno Freire post a YouTube video of a 1989 drive from Brookfield to "the old Bradlees parking lot on our way to The ToyStore in Danbury."

Freire posted a link to the video on Facebook, explaining that he "spent a good portion of my youth in Brookfield and recorded this VHS video when I was 12."

"HavenĀ“t been there in years," Freire added, "has it changed much?"

Do you recognize the route? Has anything changed?

Rob Gianazza November 05, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Started out on Powderhorn, left on Pocono Ridge, right on to West Whisconier and a left on Stony Hill Rd.
Linda McCaffrey November 05, 2012 at 06:52 PM
I notice 2 things: 1- Look how small all of the trees are as compared with now. We need to take down a lot more trees. 2- Some of the same houses are still on the market for sale...only kidding.
Steven DeVaux November 05, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Bradless and the Toy Store went out of business even before the recession and more houses were for sale back then than now on Rt 25. A number of the more stately trees are missing from the roadside.
Kerry Swift November 05, 2012 at 11:55 PM
They didn't start on Power Horn - you're close, Rob - but it's Willow Run that they started on. They travel down Pocono Ridge passing the entrance to Power Horn Hill.
Rob Gianazza November 06, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Thanks Kerry!

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