Oh My 06880! — Today’s Photo Challenge

Week 1 of our new Sunday feature — where in Westport is this scene? — was easy. Nearly every “06880” reader, it seemed, knew the gargoyle came from the front entrance of the old Y. (It probably helped that I ran a story on the gargoyles a few weeks earlier.)

Now it gets tough.

If you think you can identify Lynn U. Miller’s photo (below), click “Comments.” Add any thoughts about the subject you wish.

How well do you know Westport?

(Photo/Lynn U. Miller)

(Photo/Lynn U. Miller)

33 responses to “Oh My 06880! — Today’s Photo Challenge

  1. Minute Man

  2. Bust of Mr. Bedford at Bedford Middle school

  3. One of the busts at the library

  4. Chip Strphens - Staples 73

    E Bedford bust in hallway at BMS

  5. Minuteman Statue??

  6. Horace Staples at the Library?

  7. I have no idea (Horace Staples?), but it’s certainly an eye-catching photo!

  8. I first said Mr. Bedford, but he is on a portrait at BMS!! Second thought, Horace Staples at SHS!!

  9. diane torno burns

    masonic temple?

  10. Some of you are close. Let’s get the right name associated with the right place.

  11. Jeri Kelley-Johnson

    Minuteman statue

  12. Lisa Marie Alter

    Horace Staples at SHS

  13. Carl Volckmann

    The Minuteman statue’s right eye.

    • Lisa Marie Alter

      Carl, I think you are right — mostly cuz of Dan’s “clues” — but, boy, that would mean he is very “fair-skinned” since his restoration (or it’s a lighting “trick”) !

  14. Minutes statue

  15. Mary Ellen Rose

    Morris Jessup at the WPL?

    • Bingo (though it’s spelled “Jesup”). He donated funds to build the original library on the corner of the Post Road and Main Street. His bust — part of which Lynn U. Miller captured in the photo — sits in the “Great Hall” of the current library, between the circulation desk and the copy machines.

  16. Jesup Green bust connected the downstairs to the upstairs!

  17. Mary Ellen Rose got it (above). Morris Jesup donated funds to build the original library on the corner of the Post Road and Main Street. His bust — part of which Lynn U. Miller captured in the photo — sits in the “Great Hall” of the current library, between the circulation desk and the copy machines.

  18. Didn’t realize all the detail information but at least I was right that it was the Bust the library

  19. U busy poster !

    Sent from my iPhone Tom Feeley Excuse typos πŸ™‚

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  20. Evelyn stevens

    Minuteman!!!!!

  21. Way to go Mary Ellen! I see you’ve done your share of scavenger hunts with your kids at the library πŸ™‚

  22. Bobbie Herman

    I knew it was the bust at the Library. I just had the wrong gentleman.

  23. Adam Schwartz '75

    Thank G-d! I thought they dug up my Aunt Sylvia….

  24. Shakespeare bust at the Westport library?

  25. minuteman statue

  26. Mary Ellen Rose

    That’s right, Amee! Those great summer reading programs make you look harder! Thanks for the challenge, Dan!

  27. Barbara Railton-Jones

    I believe this is the eye of the minuteman statue(?)

  28. Carissa Baker

    Minute man?

  29. Check the comments above — the answer is there!

  30. Eye of the Minuteman