Earlier this week, the Westport Historic District Commission voted unanimously to recommend that 13 homes on Lincoln Street, and 4 more on nearby Riverside Avenue, comprise a new Historic District.
The houses were all built between the 1850s and 1930s.
Seth Schachter quickly sent “06880” this postcard, from his collection. It shows Lincoln Street from Post Road West — then called State Street — looking east, toward Riverside Avenue and the Saugatuck River.
Seth guesses the photo is from the early 1900s.
The road does not look much different today.
Which is the best possible reason I know that it should indeed be called a Historic District.