Last week’s Photo Challenge was a bit of a curveball.
The image showed a sign: “No Little League Parking Beyond This Point.” In the background was a brick building, and some steps. (Click here for the photo.)
The field behind Town Hall! most readers responded.
A great guess. But wrong.
This sign can be seen at The Saugatuck Cooperative — the apartment complex on Bridge Street, between South Compo and Imperial Avenue.
Michael Calise and Chip Stephens — former Little Leaguers, back in the day — knew that before it was converted to housing, the building was the site of the original Saugatuck Elementary School. Darcy Sledge — who I don’t think played Little League here — also knew the correct answer. (In its earlier, wooden incarnation it was called the Bridge Street School.)
The playground and most athletic fields fell into disuse when Saugatuck El closed, back in the 1980s. But Little League continued to use the small diamond there up until a few years ago, even after the school was re-imagined as apartments.
Fred Cantor — who took the photo — is a longtime sports fan (and former Staples soccer player). Play ball!
Maggie Gomez provides this week’s Photo Challenge. If you know where in Westport you’d see this, click “Comments” below.