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Turns Out There’s An Alley in New Hampshire Filled With Cat Street Art

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    Branching off of Elm St. in Manchester, the alleyway got its true name from a pioneering cotton mill manufacturer. However, it gained its more well-known nickname from someone named C.T. Durgin

    Street art - Kis Bar
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    While it does not say who he was, a bronze plaque at the site says that the man named the alley after seeing a battle between a pair of stray cats on the small street.

    Commemorative plaque - HISTORY OF CAT ALLEY The Late C.T. Durgin is said to have given the name Cat Alley to the narrow thoroughfare leading from Elm Street to the city library, because he once saw there a fierce battle between two felines. It is also known as Methodist or Dean Court, especially while St. Paul's M.E. church was located there, and also recalls Dr. Oliver Dean, one of the pioneer cotton manufacturers here, and the giver of the Dean fund to the city library Property restored by Gre
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    For most of its life, Cat Alley was just a mundane street that distinguished itself mainly by its small size.

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    Cat Alley did not become the street art gallery it is today until a local realtor took a shine to the little alley, and began a campaign to revitalize the street.

    Brickwork - AVAHACHEY CAT oOkIES BAKING For cats SUGAR ELOUR

    After raising some money and working with local businesses, he was able to get permission to decorate the alley in cats.

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    He then teamed up with a local artist who worked with at-risk street artists and had a number of wall murals painted across the brick, creating an urban art gallery.

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    He even got the aforementioned historical plaque installed.

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    Street art - MISS
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    Brickwork - COnE SHOPA QCENEWS.COM

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