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Friday Flashback #216

Last week, town officials reassigned the Inn at Longshore lease.

Rory Tagert — who operated the facility in the heart of the park for 35 years — is retiring. Longshore Hospitality LLC — which operates boutique hotels in many states, including Delamars in Southport, Greenwich and West Hartford — is the new operator.

Since the town bought the property and took over in 1960, it’s been the scene of countless banquets and other celebrations. Here it was during the ’60s:

Besides the ballroom and several hotel rooms, the Inn’s expansive lawn — sloping down toward Long Island Sound — is one of Fairfield County’s favorite wedding sites.

The front of the building has not changed much over the years. But here’s a view of the rear, from 1949:

(Photo courtesy of Don Willmott)

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