Our 1st-ever “4-fer” Photo Challenge showed a quartet of ads. All were shot in the 1950s and ’60s by photographer Bill Bell — longtime Westporter Bobbi Liepolt’s father — for the Dunbar furniture campaign. (Click here to see.)
The photos showed, in order:
- Kathleen Laycock School on Beachside Avenue (now Greens Farms Academy)
- Fairfield County Hunt Club
- Nyala Farm, off Greens Farms Road
- The Stony Point home of Leopold Godowsky (a concert violinist who helped develop Kodacolor and Ektachrome) and his wife, Frankie Gershwin (George and Ira’s younger sister, and a noted painter).
The first 3 sites are all still in Westport, in more or less the same condition (despite, in Nyala Farms’ case, the construction of a massive office building for Stauffer Chemicals’ world headquarters).
The Godowsky home was torn down in 2009, to make way for a larger, more modern home.
No one got all 4 right. The school was the easiest; Andrew Colabella, Dana Brownell, Barbara Sherburne, Rick Leonard and Bob Grant all quickly identified the iconic, Ivy League-looking main building.
The Hunt Club seemed to be the second easiest. Fred Cantor and Rick Leonard got that one.
It took a while to identify Nyala Farm and Stony Point — but Evan Stein got ’em both. Congrats to all!
This week, we “welcome” old and new readers with this Photo Challenge:
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