Oh My 06880 — Photo Challenge #44

I had no idea so many Westporters are hazardous materials experts.

Elaine Marino, Pete Seidman, Bob Colson and Roy Fuchs all knew not only that last week’s photo challenge showed a warning sign at the front and back entrances to PPG Paints in Compo Shopping Center — they also explained what the colors meant. (They warn firefighters of the hazards they’ll encounter inside.)

To see Robert Eckman’s photo — and learn everything you ever wanted to know about hazardous materials — click here.

This week’s challenge comes from the woman who created this series, Lynn U. Miller:

(Photo/Lynn U. Miller)

(Photo/Lynn U. Miller)

If you remember where you’ve seen this — and know its back story — click “Comments” below.

15 responses to “Oh My 06880 — Photo Challenge #44

  1. Town Hall

  2. It is part of the serious of pieces of former historic houses on the wall across from the door of the Historic District Commission. First floor of town hall.

  3. A collage of found objects by Susan Malloy at Town Hall.

  4. Pat, Jacques, Wally — you guys are GOOD! It is indeed artwork by the late Susan Malloy, depicting a variety of teardowns. It’s on the first floor of Town Hall. Well done!

  5. Sue Terrace must be where the local law offices are located — in downtown WesTort.

  6. Kathleen Bennewitz

    It’s Susan malloys wall sculpture made out of town down house. It’s in town hall by the HDC office

  7. Bobbie Herman

    I finally knew one, but I got there too late.

  8. Michael Calise

    It’s a great work!

  9. Sharon Paulsen

    Wow, I really like this photo.

    And it’s interesting to learn that it’s part of an art installation at Town Hall.


    (I know … Nobody says “neat” anymore. Sooo 30 years ago, amiright? But that’s why it’s potentially “nouveau-vintage-vernacular-cool” to say it once again).

  10. Nancy Hunter Wilson

    Worn textures, pieces, blended with imaginative or historical stories = a really good time travel. Cool. Neat. Awesome. Great.

    This photo has a lot to offer.

  11. Dan –

    The photo is of a “collage” of those Westport homes that have been razed to the ground and likely replaced with larger homes – the collage is hung on a wall at Town Hall, on the lower level towards the back of the building.


  12. This is one of a series of ‘sculptures’ that my aunt, Susan Malloy, made from bits and pieces of houses that had been torn down — she would drive around with Dave Matlow as he photographed the ‘Tear Down of the Day’…another of her pieces will be in the next exhibit at the Westport Historical Society, Window to Westport’s Past and Present, which opens on November 8.

  13. Jo Ann Davidson

    My family lived at 18 Sue Terrace from 1956 to 1962. We paid $16,700 for it and put $50 down with the promise to return with more the next weekend.
    Seven small houses in the group were originally built for the Nike soldiers’ families, but I heard that the soldiers went to Wassell Lane instead. Chief Rosenau owned the open field across the road and toured it regularly on his tractor. The little red cape that was 18 was replaced by a moderately larger home. I was surprised to see this piece of my old house in Malloy’s collage, but unfortunately never got a chance to talk to her about it.
    Jo Ann Davidson