Oh My 06880 — Photo Challenge #29

Where in Westport can you find a “Criminal Trespass” sign hidden among marsh reeds?

At Canal Park — near Kings Highway North, not far from the medical complex that oldtimers call “Fort Apache.”

Bobbie Herman was the 1st person to know it. She nailed last week’s photo challenge. (Click here for that photo, and comments.)

This week, we turn our attention to — well, you tell us. If you think you know where Lynn U. Miller found this view, click “Comments” below.

And if you have any stories about the location, add those too.

(Photo/Lynn U. Miller)

(Photo/Lynn U. Miller)

29 responses to “Oh My 06880 — Photo Challenge #29

  1. Staples (in the vicinity of the gym)?

  2. John McCarthy

    Staples Auditorium

  3. Or perhaps by the auditorium.

  4. Sorry, didn’t see John’s post when I wrote my 2nd post.

  5. Are those the bricks on Staples H.S?

  6. Jill Turner Odice

    Staples ??? I have not been there in 20 years, but it was the first thing that came to mind as soon as I saw the picture…

  7. This is the outside wall of the auditorium at Staples High School.

  8. Old auditorium at staples

  9. Jacques Voris

    The upper part of the front of the Staples Theater, before it was enclosed. And at no time did we use those protruding blocks to climb up to hang signs for Players productions, that would have been unsafe

    • Nor did anyone in Staples’ Class of 1979 climb up there on the night before graduation and place an empty beer can or liquor bottle on each protrusion as a senior prank.

  10. Scott Brodie

    Isn’t this the façade of the upper stories of the Staples HS Auditorium?

  11. Jonathan Maddock

    I know there were a lot of correct answers already, but I just have to say that the off-set cement blocks jumped out at me the minute I saw them. I graduated from Staples in 1973, and had three older sisters that graduated from Staples in the 60’s.
    When I first saw the image, I thought to myself that it was impossible after all the remodeling and new construction that this feature could still exist. But I guess I am wrong!
    As a member of Orchestra & Bands, that building was home base to me every morning. Very nostalgic for such a mundane architectural feature.
    Thank you.

  12. Carissa Baker

    Looks like Staples.

  13. William Coley

    “Old Timers”? I resemble that remark you young whipper-snapper [LOL] !! I love “06880” and how it helps me to stay connected to the town I grew up in (about ten years after the dinosaurs became extinct).

  14. Jack Whittle

    Like everyone else I knew what those were the minute I saw the picture – and I am just as surprised this feature (or some section of it) survived through TWO major renovations (the most recent being an almost completely new school), nice nod to the last. And now my own son starts at Staples in about a month . . .

  15. The front wall and entrance of the Staples HS auditorium.

    • Front wall, but no longer the “entrance.” The auditorium is now connected to the rest of the Staples building — it’s no longer separate. Part of the upper facade survives, however.

  16. I had to peek…but I did think it was Staples! !