Oh My 06880 — Photo Challenge #60

Last week’s photo challenge proved surprisingly difficult.

We’ve all passed the large wooden sign at Sconset Square on Myrtle Avenue — a jillion times.

But the stylized ships at the top — well, most of us never notice them.

Patricia Blaufuss, Julia Schorr and Wendy Cusick do. They’re the only 3 alert “06880” readers who nailed last week’s photo challenge. (Good guess, but wrong: Mike Calise’s Settlers & Traders real estate company.)

Click here to see the Sconset Square challenge, then scroll down for the comments that evolved into a discussion of the shopping center’s original name (Sherwood Square), and the restaurants, toy store and paint shop that were once there.

Here’s this week’s photo. In addition to identifying where in Westport it’s located (Hint: NOT the police station), can you tell us who this guy is? Click “Comments” below.

Oh My 06880 - February 21, 2016

14 responses to “Oh My 06880 — Photo Challenge #60

  1. Sgt Pasacreta at Pasacreta Park on Riverside Ave

  2. Jill Turner Odice

    I agree with Pat

  3. Plaque of the late Eugene Pasacreta of the Westport P.D.at the park named for him at Riverside Ave.

  4. is it in TD Bank on Main Street?

  5. YES — Pat, Jill and Bob, all correct. The plaque is of Westport Police Sgt. Eugene Pasacreta, in the park that bears his name on Riverside Avenue (opposite Saugatuck Elementary School, formerly Bedford Junior High/Middle School, before that Staples High School).

    If anyone has info on Sgt. Pasacreta — a bio, stories, remembrances, etc. — please add them here.

  6. John Pasacretta Memorial at Pasacretta Park on Riverside Avenue.

  7. A tile on the Library River of Tiles?

  8. The monument outside the Westport Police Station

  9. John F. (J-period) Wandres

    I don’t know the location, but I think the image is of Lt. Lou Rosenau, the long-time Chief. Apologies for possible mis-spelling of his name.

  10. Eugene Pasacreta retired as a Captain at WPD. He came up through the ranks working in the records and patrol divisions. He was commander of the patrol division when he retired. Eugene was also a very talented artist, a marvelous piano player and a fabulous person. When he was a Lieutenant working the 12-8 shift on patrol, I was his desk officer so we had many conversations. He was an outstanding football athlete at Staples and I think he played for the Legendary Westport Advertisers. He served in the Navy in World War II and his was one of the first ships to visit Hiroshima after we dropped the Atomic Bomb. Westport artist Frank Covino did the bronze plaque that is displayed at Pasacreta Park on Riverside Avenue. I was honored to participate in the dedication along with the rest of the department at the time. Gene was a dedicated police officer and a good friend. – Dick Alley – WPD Inspector-Retired