Photo Challenge #274

Every so often, a Photo Challenge sends readers all over town.

Yet seldom have the responses been as far afield as last week.

Howard Silver’s image showed 3 large, colorful figures stuck to trees in the back yard of a Hitchcock Lane home. But where did they hang originally? (Click here to see.)

Not in any of the schools, stores or even Starbucks readers mentioned. Not at the old Westport Arts Center. Nope, nope, nope.

Cheryl McKenna knew, though. She remembered them from the tallest building on Main Street: the one we now know as The Gap.

Back in the day — after the furniture store at that site burned to the ground — a new 3-story structure arose. It was filled with small stores and offices.

It never worked. Westporters were not used to shopping vertically. (The Gap is a different story — it’s just one store.)

Those dancing figures hung in the atrium. Cheryl knew the artist too: Elise Black. She even remembered the original owner of the building: the Senie family.

Truly impressive.

Now it’s on to this week’s Photo Challenge. If you know where in Westport you’d see this, click “Comments” below.

(Photo/Bob Weingarten)

21 responses to “Photo Challenge #274

  1. Dimes Marina building

  2. The small building by the Compo marina?

  3. Andrew Colabella

    Ned Dimes Marina Chimney?

  4. Seth Schachter

    Sconset Square ??

  5. Can’t recall the address, but almost certain that is on one of the homes on Cockenoe Drive facing south.

  6. The Ships Lantern?

  7. Compo beach marina

  8. Doc’s chimney!! (Craig Davidson)

    • I can’t believe I messed up on this one. Of course, if the photo challenge is ever of the baseball stadium mural in his yard, I will be right on top of that one.

  9. Lyne Kiedaisch

    On a home across from Compo beach entrance

  10. Brian Sobelman

    Sconset Sq?

  11. Joyce Barnhart

    I don’t know where it is, but during the Revolution, a white chimney indicated British Loyalists.

  12. Diane Silfen

    Across from Compo entrance

  13. Lynn Untermeyer Miller

    Doc Davidson’s chimney at Compo, across from the marina

  14. Brian Duchan

    Is that photo challenge Doc Davidson’s house, almost opposite the entrance to the Compo Beach parking lot?

  15. Jonathan McClure

    House on the corner of Bradley and Compo Beach Rds

  16. Congrats to everyone who knew it’s the chimney on Doc Davidson’s house (65 Compo Beach Road, directly opposite the beach entrance). It’s a great home, and he’s a great guy too!

    But wait! There’s more! Did you know about another cool feature of Doc’s house? Click here:

    • I just wanted to add that Doc has a terrific documentary coming out soon about baseball in Cuba from the 1920s-1950s, which includes some fascinating stories about Major League Baseball stars playing there. This should be of interest to all fans of baseball history.

  17. Kareu Karleekos

    Compo marina boat house fireplace chimney

  18. Mary Ann Batsell

    That is in the chimney on the house across
    From Compo Beach on Compo Beach Rd
    And next to Bradley St. I think the house
    Or the trim is blue.