Photo Challenge #386

Seth Schachter’s industrial-looking photo stumped all but one reader last week.

There are not many steel girders visible in Westport. Good guesses included the train station elevator shaft and tracks, Urban Outfitters, and construction at the Bankside condos and Main Street.

Only Andrew Colabella recognized the beams as part of Anthropologie. They’re remnants of the old YMCA, which stood on that downtown site from 1923 until the early 2010s. Click here to see.

You have to get up very early to fool Andrew. Will he (or you) get this week’s Photo Challenge?

If you know where in Westport you’d see this, click “Comments” below.

(Photo/Kevin McCaul)

16 responses to “Photo Challenge #386

  1. Monika Lázaro

    Vacant storefront on Saugatuck Ave, near I-95 South entrance

  2. Looks like the old Cabbages and Kings catering windows on Saugatuck.

  3. Store front in the building on the corner of Post Rd and Riverside

  4. The storefront of the former (food/catering) business across from Westport Chinese restaurant on Saugatuck Avenue

  5. Gloria Gouveia

    56 Saugatuck Avenue.

    • Barbara Sherburne '67

      Are you related to the Gouveias of Gouveia Vineyard in Wallingford?

      • Gloria Gouveia

        No, not related to Gouveia Vineyard. If you’ve been there you know it’s a great place to visit. The views are breathtaking.

  6. Correct, Monika, Leah, Dr. Ralph and Gloria (who nailed the actual address!): the former catering site on Saugatuck Avenue, across from the Chinese takeout. Well done!

  7. Kenneth W Gilbertie

    Saugatuck Avenue opposite Franklin Street. The original site the The Bottle Shop liquor store. It was a barber shop, a Tiffany Lamp store (in reality a front for illegal drugs) and then Soups On kitchen for many years, then a caterers kitchen. Now just a ghost store.

  8. I was caught up in the final day of the Premier League. But, while I didn’t know the address, I believe this place has been vacant a long time—that is, if it’s the small store that’s built into the hillside as you approach the 95 entrance going west.

  9. Jonathan McClure

    Vacant storefront on Saugatuck Ave. The property was for sale several years ago, I was hoping that meant it would be renovated, but it still looks abandoned.

    • Gloria Gouveia

      It will be. It’s renovation is the last phase of the present redevelopment.
      Stay tuned.

  10. Andrew Colabella

    The caterers building across from Westport Takeout!!! The ultimate spot for a bat cave like garage with access to a home above underground

  11. Clark Thiemann

    That little shop built into the hillside on Saugatuck Ave near exit 17. What’s up with that space?

  12. Stephanie Ross

    The empty store front on Saugatuck Ave. where the caterers Cabbages and Kings, had their kitchen.

  13. I believe the new Picture is the bottom of a house property on Riverside Avenue in Saugatuck. I believe the home was sold and going through a refurb. Not sure what they will do with the one room brick structure which has become an eyesore.

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