Tom Ryan and Dan Herman were the 1st readers to identify last week’s house as #5 Old Hill Road.
They’re right — sort of. The present structure at that site — opposite the old patriot “training ground” at the intersection of Kings Highway North and Old Hill — was built in 1944. The structure in the photo — part of a 1930s WPA project to document century-old homes — burned almost to the ground in 1943. It was rebuilt looking as much as possible like the original. Click here for the photo, then scroll down for comments.
Here is this week’s house. Like the others, this WPA image will be part of a Westport Historical Society exhibit on the changing face of Westport’s homes. But organizers need to find out where it is.
The back of the photo gives no location. It says only: “Known as ‘William Lanier Washington House’; Squire David Coley.”
Coley is a famous name in Westport. Washington is a famous name everywhere.
If you think you know where this house stands (or stood — it may have been torn down), click “Comments.” The more information you can provide, the better.