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