Westport’s Oldest Bank?

The other day, alert “06880” reader Peter Tulupman noticed something strange on the side of the Bank of America building downtown.

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High up on the side was the numeral “1806.”

That’s not the street number — it’s 126 Post Road East.

And it’s certainly not the year it was built. Despite circling through a number of names (Fleet, anyone?) since its days as Connecticut Bank & Trust — the original tenant, I believe — this is not a 211-year-old property.

If anyone has any idea why this bank bears that number, click “Comments” below.

The first person with the right answer gets a toaster.

5 responses to “Westport’s Oldest Bank?

  1. This was the Connecticut National Bank building. CNB was established 1/1/1806.

  2. Dan, Give that man a waffle-iron,,,!

  3. Robert Mills IV

    Give that man Microwave……..

  4. Jeez, I’ve kinda wondered about that date for years. Years! I say waffle iron, microwave – and free checking…

  5. Carmine Picarello

    Nice one Dan. That’s certainly not the vintage of the building. I recall there were two or three private homes on that site between the Post Office and
    Town Hall in the early 50’s. One had a sign in the front yard saying they took in “Guests”.

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