The Compo Inn was before my time.
But many Westporters remember it.
Standing grandly on the northeast corner of Ludlow Road and Post Road West — the site today of an office building — it was a popular gathering spot for teachers, Famous Artists Schools employees, and others who worked nearby.
It featured “dancing, music, cafe and grill room.” An early telephone number — according to one advertisement — was simply “98.”
At one point — perhaps through World War II — it was called Tony’s of 52nd Street. Back then it was host to famous musicians, and “stars of stage, screen and radio.”
It may have met its end in a fire.
Obviously, there’s a rich history to the Compo Inn. If you’ve got memories — or facts — click “Comments” below.