In the mid-1930s, WPA photographers fanned out around Westport. They shot 133 houses — all, at that point, at least 100 years old.
Eighty years later, the Westport Historical Society is preparing an exhibit, documenting preservation and changes to those even-older-now homes.
But a lot changes in 8 decades. Some of the houses have gone to that great scrap heap in the sky. Others remain — but have been so altered, they’re unrecognizable.
Twelve of the photos have not yet been identified. Bob hopes “06880” can help.
Each Wednesday, we’ll post a photo of one of the unidentified houses. Click “Comments” to let us know where you think it is. If you’ve got a back story, add that too. The more info, the better.
We’ll start next week. In the meantime, here’s a “practice” house.
It’s still standing — and the WHS and I know where it is. If you do too, click “Comments.” (Hint: It’s changed a lot since the 1930s.)
Then check out “06880” next Wednesday, for our 1st truly “lost” house.