Monday’s post about Vespa and Neat restaurants included some interesting back stories about their respective locations: National Hall and the Vigilant Firehouse. It included this photo of the intersection of the Post Road and Wilton Road.
Alert “06880” reader Jack Harder wondered: “Whatever happened to the fountain/horse trough in the middle of Wilton Road?”
That got another alert reader — Elaine Marino — thinking. A Google search led her to this photo:
It was taken on the boardwalk behind — yes — National Hall and the old fire station.
But a caption from October, 2013 on the website she found it on — Panoramio — reads: “This fountain is gone! I am missing this piece and it should be placed back where it was originally!”
That’s right. The fountain has vanished. Which raises 3 questions:
- Was the fountain on the boardwalk the same trough in the early 1900s photo?
- When and why was it removed?
- Where is it now?
Alert readers who know — or who have memories of the fountain — should click “Comments” below.