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Historic faces chiseled from Waterbury building

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They've been staples in a neighborhood for years, and now pieces of Waterbury history have been chiseled away.

That's not sitting well with some residents.

"It became a liability and our first concern is our guests, that's why we're in business," bakery manager Joshua Da Cruz said.

He said the owners of the building decided to chisel off two Native American faces from the front of the historic building leaving uneven bricks that will eventually be replaced with windows.

Neighbors said they wish something could have been done to the colorful, concrete faces.

Officials with the Mattatuck Museum said there's so much history behind the face of Chief Two Moon, a so-called healer who came up with natural remedies. He became a popular seller of herbal medicine and oils.

The museum said it wished the building owners could have found a way to save them, and other thought perhaps the faces could have been salvaged in a museum.

The owners of the building, who took the faces off the building, didn't want to speak with Channel 3 Eyewitness News.

As for the faces? It appears as though they're in a dumpster somewhere.

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