Oh My 06880 — Photo Challenge #59

With all the kids in town — and all the brouhaha over the Westport YMCA’s move to Mahackeno — I thought last week’s photo challenge would be a snap.

But what do I know?

Johanna Rossi’s photo of a faux-old sign at Camp Mahackeno, not far from the Bedford Family Center — “Notice! Cursing & swearing will be cause for removal” — stumped just about everyone.

Despite a near-record 47 comments, it took more than 10 hours for Bobbie Herman to come up with the correct answer. Dorothy Abrams followed 12 minutes later. (Click here to see the photo, and read the many wrong guesses.)

Here’s this week’s challenge. Click “Comments” if you know where this is.

Oh My 06880 - February 14, 2016

I think this is pretty easy. We’ve all seen it before — often.

Then again, what do I know?


29 responses to “Oh My 06880 — Photo Challenge #59

  1. Mary (Cookman) Schmerker Staples 1958

    I have no idea where this is. However, I do know that you, Dan, know a great deal and I love reading 06880! Thank You!

  2. Reminds me of Ships Lantern

  3. Settlers and Traders real estate sign?

  4. Patricia Blaufuss

    Sconset Square sign

  5. Sconset Square Sign

  6. Nancy Hunter Wilson

    Settlers & Traders logo!

  7. I do believe Patricia and Julia are correct. Sconset Square on Myrtle

  8. Do we get any semi-useless history geek points for knowing that this used to be known as Sherwood Square?

    • You do indeed!

      • Oh come on Morley we all love your history knowlege. My Mom said that the restaurant ‘Le Crepe’ (I believe was the name) was part of the square which is now a realtor’s office. Corner of Post Rd (State St) and Myrtle. Anyone remember? Early 70’s?

        • There were lots of restaurants there. Glynn’s was probably the most notable (and longest running).

        • I don’t think I remember LeCrepe, Wendy, but I’m sure your mom’s memory is quite accurate – and obviously better than mine. However, here’s a certified useless history fact(ish) type thing about Sconset Square: it’s the oldest strip mall in the state. Or so I was once told.

        • Jill Nash von Schmidt

          I remember the Pickle Barrel was in Sherwood Square as was Cook’s Corners – a restaurant store that also gave cooking lessons. I remember I felt like the “Galloping Gormet” taking lessons there. I also remember the amazing toy store – I just can’t remember the name of the toy store. I remember being fascinated by the marionettes they had there!

          • The toy store was Carousel. It burned in a huge fire. That was the second time — it also burned to the ground when it was in Compo Shopping Center, near where Patriot Bank is today. (That anchor tenant was Franklin Simon.)

            • Jill Nash von Schmidt

              Thanks Dan! I used to love wandering around Carousel & I do remember the fire – I probably cried at the time!

  9. Saugatuck Rowing Club

  10. Nancy Hunter Wilson

    Googling about Sconset Square, I find so many lovely shops to visit. Lucky Westporters!
    I must apologize for past cheekiness here. Sorry Dan Woog. Sorry 06880 commenters. Happily, there has been plenty of Westport history to learn/re-learn.
    It’s good that Westporters take such pride in the past, and care for the future of their unique town.
    Best of luck!

  11. Also in Sherwood Square, later Sconset, there was a place called The Paint Bucket which was an art gallery. And they sold my paintings. I was not yet 20.

  12. I think the restaurant being referenced is Le Cle d’Or which was owned and operated by Horst Antosch who was one of the Maitre D’s of Chez Pierre during its hey day prior to venturing out on his own.

  13. Barbara Railton-Jones

    Is this from the sign for the Restaurant on Riverside Ave? It’s changes names a few times.

  14. linda (Pomerantz) Novis

    In the 1960’s, my mom would have her ‘hair done’ every Saturday morning at
    Karen & Frank’s Hair Salon in Sherwood Square-(this salon was possibly a different name back then?-near the big church there on the corner?..( on the way,there, my mom would always take me to my piano lesson at Mrs. Manning’s over on Washington Ave. & afterwards, I’d then walk back up Washington Ave.to that street ( – the name now escapes me! -it comes out on Myrtle Ave).. back to my mom’s car in Sherwood Square..it always a nice walk,there,I remember.

  15. Yes, the restaurant on the corner was Le Crepe before Glynn’s and Matthews.

  16. Jonathan Wagner

    Karen and Franks was previously… “Else and Jerry’s”