Kid Gloves And Nash’s Barn: The Sequel

This morning’s post about Kid Gloves — the boxing gym where heavyweight boxer Floyd Patterson once trained — offered a fascinating look back at a brief, forgotten piece of Westport history.

It also contained one error. The Nash’s Barn building on Kings Highway North — behind what was once the Small Car Company, and most recently was Dragone Classic Motorcars — was not torn down.

The Revolutionary War-era structure still stands. It’s now home to Nice Threads, a custom logo-wear and promotional products company.

Nash’s Barn today … (Photo/Kris Nash)

The owner is Tim Nash — a descendant of the original property owner (for whom the nearby pond is also named). The family has owned the barn since 1784.

The barn has undergone many incarnations. Thanks to the stewardship of the Nash family, it will likely see many more.

… and in 1952.

(Hat tips: John Terpening and Kris Nash)

5 responses to “Kid Gloves And Nash’s Barn: The Sequel

  1. Thanks for the great storytelling; I enjoyed learning the history of these great buildings and Westporters as well!

  2. Aside from the fact that they are a tremendous local business who delivers amazing embroidery and printing for all sorts of occasions!

  3. Mary Schmerker

    This warms my heart! so pleased to know that the Barn still stands and is in the family’s protective care.

  4. Charles Taylor

    It was also the HQ for a nascent group of budding hot rodders to become known as the Downshifters!

    • Mary Cookman Schmerker

      I also remember that and the pick up ice hockey games. Staples did not have an ice hockey team in those days.