Photo Challenge #319

Who’s thinking of summer?

Dan Vener, Fred Cantor, Andrew Colabella and Carol Brezovec.

They knew that last week’s Photo Challenge — which showed some wooden picket fencing, and the number “1” — was part of the lifeguard chair storage area in the Compo Beach Soundview parking lot. (Click here to see.) 

Only 113 days until the traditional Memorial Day opening, when all 5 guard chairs will be on the sand, manned (and womanned) for action.

This week’s Photo Challenge is easy. It’s obviously a plaque honoring Sigrid Schultz, a true (if previously overlooked) local hero.

The challenge is not just to say where in Westport it’s located. We want the exact location — to the inch (or at least yard).

If you know, click “Comments” below.

(Photo/Amy Schneider)

11 responses to “Photo Challenge #319

  1. I will leave the answer to others. But I just want to note that it was through the efforts of three “06880” readers that this came about—efforts that have attracted the attention of a British scholar on Ms, Schultz.

  2. I think it’s the plaque is at the site next door to Serena & Lily shoppe, which is the original Kemper-Gunn House that was moved.

  3. LVV is correct

  4. The plague is at the location of 36 Elm St where Serena & Lily business now resides.
    It’s the form Kemper Gunn House that was moved from the corner of Church and Elm to it’s current location.
    Sigrid Schultz might also have a parking lot named after her also according to historians John Suggs, Wendy Crowther and Morley Boyd along with Pamela (Wriedt) Boyd who interviewed Ms Schultz for her 1976 high school assignment.

    • Dick Lowenstein

      Not a parking lot, but named the Sigrid Schultz Plaza and unanimously approved by the RTM on October 1, 2019:

      RESOLVED: That upon the recommendation of the Board of Selectman, in accordance with the “Policy for Naming Town Property”, the naming of Town-owned property known as 36 Elm Street in honor of Sigrid Schultz be named Sigrid Schultz Plaza is hereby approved.

  5. Bill Strittmatter

    Dan had a nice post on the discovery of Sigrid’s Jewish heritage by 3 local historians a year ago.

    https://06880danwoog.com/2020/01/29/sigrid-schultzs-secret-an-06880-exclusive/

    I recall that there was some disagreement whether that was true as well as a claim by one commenter that it was false based on his own research. I’m curious if the local team’s discovery was ever peer-reviewed or separately confirmed before the town, or whoever sponsored this plaque, chose to memorialize this information.

  6. Correct – the plaque is where Serene & Lily (the Kemper Gunn House) now stands, in the Baldwin Parking Lot on Elm Street.

  7. Serena & Lily shop. Linda Velez is correct.

  8. Sigrid’s house was in the parking lot – behind where the Kemper Gunn House is now. My husband and his family lived on Myrtle Ave. in the nineteen forties, and they often visited Sigrid. Her mother used to bake cookies for Charles and his brother, Gordon. After Charles and I married, and moved to Green’s Farms, we visited Sigrid regularly. She was a pleasure and an inspiration to talk to.
    Judy Reid

  9. DOES ANYONE THINK THERE SHOULD BE A STANDING SIGN NAMING THE PARKING LOT AS THE SIGRID SCHULTZ PARKING LOT? I BELEVE THERE WAS ONE WHEN IT WAS NAMED FOR HERB BALDWIN

  10. Hats off to Morley Boyd for being the driving force toward making this recognition a reality. Memorializing this important woman’s work and her connection to our community is vital.

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