Friday Flashback #84

Last weekend, this section of the Post Road was the site of a large rally protesting gun violence.

In years past, big crowds have gathered here for other events: A 1936 campaign speech by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. An anti-war demonstration in 1969. Welcoming home the Little League World Series heroes of 2013.

Most days though, it’s just the Post Road near Main Street.

(Photo courtesy of Paul Ehrismann)

Besides the cars, traffic light, lampposts on the far right — and the fact that Westport Bank & Trust is now Patagonia — little has changed in the 70 or so years since this photo was taken.

Let’s see what the next 7 decades bring.

4 responses to “Friday Flashback #84

  1. Eric William Buchroeder SHS '70

    I don’t know if you knew it Dan, but a SHS ’70 classmate and Orphenian is Patagonia’s head of HR.

  2. Richard Fogel

    i like all the trees

  3. Jay Sherwood

    Also pictured is the Dickson Building (3rd building east of the former Westport Bank & Trust) which burned down in 1982