Photo Challenge #262

Seems like there are a lot of wrought iron fences in town.

One surrounds Christ & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Another sits outside “Fort Apache” — the medical center on Kings Highway North,near Wilton Road.

Neither of those fences was last week’s Photo Challenge, though. Amy Schneider captured the one at Winslow Park. It was built for a previous use of the rolling land bordered by North Compo and the Post Road: originally handsome estate for Henry Richard and his wife Mary Fitch Winslow (click here for that amazing back story), then part of the mysterious and spooky Westport Sanitarium (click here).

The first person to correctly recognize that fence was Fred Cantor — though he qualified “Winslow Park?” with a question mark.

We see that fence all the time, stuck at that Post Road/Compo traffic light. Next time, look a bit more closely.

It’s beautiful.

Today’s Photo Challenge is a cornerstone. No one is alive today who remembers it being laid — but it was an important one. Click “Comments” below if you know where it is.

(Photo/Dan Woog)

21 responses to “Photo Challenge #262

  1. The old library / Needle park.

  2. Robert Mitchell

    The original library.

  3. The original library

  4. Christine McCarthy

    Old Library

  5. Michelle Scher Saunders

    Masonic Lodge/ Harding Funeral Home

  6. Chip Stephens

    The Old library building on main and post

  7. John Hartwell

    The old library at Post Road and Main Street?

  8. Elaine Marino

    19 Post Road East.

  9. Michael Calise

    Dan, You’ve featured this before. A couple of years ago!

  10. Daryl Styner-Presley

    Is this from the building which we now use as our Town Hall?

  11. Seth Schachter

    Pretty certain- old library on post rd/Main Street

  12. Seth Goltzer

    Looks like the Library….back when Andrew Carnegie was giving Grants to build them all over the Country, like the old one in Southport

  13. Jonathan McClure

    Old library building… now housing Pop’t Art

  14. Original library

  15. It is the old library, corner of Post Road and Main Street. Well done!

  16. The orig Westport library

  17. I am guessing the old library

  18. Mary Ann Batsell

    The old library on the Post Rd,