A photo with this morning’s post about the upcoming demolition of 15 Belden Place — the charming red house on the Saugatuck River, in the midst of downtown — did not show that storied property in the best light.
I took it yesterday, from the dirt parking lot leading down from Main Street.
From that vantage point, many Westporters would not recognize the house that for years has been home to artists, teachers and other less-than-McMansion-type tenants.
But anyone who ever stood at the edge of Gorham Island, and gazed at the soothing marshland just a few feet from Parker Harding Plaza, will recognize this view from 2000, by Andrea Fine:
And this one:
Here’s a more distant shot, by Jaime Bairaktaris:
Now you know what the loss of this house will mean to Westport, right?
(Hat tip: Morley Boyd)