The Photo Challenges I think will be impossible get answered correctly within nanoseconds by multiple readers.
The ones I figure are slam dunks stump nearly everyone.
Welcome to Sundays in “06880”-ville.
Maybe it’s because I spend so much time at Staples High School, and know the fieldhouse so well. I thought many Westporters of many ages would recognize last week’s image as the outcroppings on what from 1958 through 1981 was the outside wall of the gym.
When a renovation project brought 9 separate buildings together under one roof, that outside wall was enclosed. It’s now at the top of the steps, leading from the fieldhouse to the fitness center, offices and locker room below.
John D. McCarthy, Vanessa Bradford, Clark Thiemann, Michael Pettee and Adam Schwartz were the only readers to get it right. Carissa Simon Baker was close. All are Staples grads.
A similar architectural touch was seen on the outside wall of the auditorium, from 1958 until the new school was built on the site of the old one, in 2005.
Legend has it that for a senior prank, the Class of 1979 collected empty beer cans and alcohol bottles throughout the entire year. (Or maybe just one weekend — you never know.)
The night before graduation, they hoisted themselves up the side of the auditorium and gym walls, and put hundreds of bottles and cans on those outcroppings.
By the time the prank was discovered, it was too late. Thousands of spectators were passing by, on their way to the ceremony. Cheers!
Which leads us to this week’s Photo Challenge. If you know where in Westport you’d see this, click “Comments” below.